As Ramadan fasting begins globally, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has charged Muslims across the nation to pray for full emancipation of the country from Covid 19 pandemic and socio economic crises bedeviling it.
Bamidele said this holy period affords the Mulsim adherents the opportunity and spiritual platform to offer fervent prayers for Nigeria’s recovery from all forms of afflictions that had decelerated the development pedal, since Independence, especially the present daunting and monstrous challenge of Coronavirus crippling the nation’s economy.
The Distingushed Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, spoke in his congratulatory message to Muslim Ummah in Ekiti and Nigeria, in Ado Ekiti on Friday, commemorating the beginning of Ramadan fasting.
Bamidele said the fact that the Ramadan concided with the Covid 19 challenge was divine, saying it signaled that God was prepared to hearken to the country’s distressed voice through prayers to end the highly deadly and boggling disease.
“The lessons of Ramadan since inception were love, sacrifice, trust , selflessness, sincerity, honesty , peace, unity as directed by Allah and exemplified by prophet Mohammed(SWT) during his memorable sojourn for islamic propagation.
“For the long month of sacrifice not to be in vain, Muslim Ummah must align themselves with all the spiritual ideals connected with Ramadan for their supplications about themselves and the nation to bear rewarding and bountiful fruits.
“The nation and the global community are presently bogged down under the perilous burden of Covid 19, but with prayers, we shall recover and bounce back to reckoning , for with God , all things are possible.
“I appreciate all the past and present sacrifices made by our Muslim brothers for the nation to stand united and strong
“I pray that the Almighty Allah that you serve rewards you as you make another giant leap in fasting and prayers for our world to be healed and for our nation to rise again”.