The member representing Obokun State Constituency in the Osun State House of Assembly, Honourable Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has called on Nigeria to use the period of Ramadan to supplicate for the survival of Nigeria from its financial challenges, peace and unity.
The lawmaker made the remark during a special prayer session organised by Obokun Muslim Youth Forum marking the beginning of the Ramadan at ibokun.
He reiterated that at this critical period, the government at all levels need fervent prayers to overcome their challenges.
According to him, though the much desired change in terms of leadership has been actualised, the high expectations of the people might not be met as quick as expected because of the financial dungeon the PDP-led government at the centre has put this country into in the last 16 years.
He added that there is need for intensified prayers for divine bail out.
Speaking on the significant of Ramadan as a special month and one of the Pillars of Islam, Oyintiloye noted that the month is a period of act of kindness and generosity.
He said: “This season of Ramadan is a period to move closer to God and pray more for the survival of the country and seek for forgiveness.
“Though, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has shown commitment to change in terms of good governance, but for him to succeed, we need prayers for wisdom to carry out the enormous task before him.
“Also, over 23 states of the federation are presently owing their workers salaries running to months, and to get out of this condition, we need prayers.
“Beside, we must use this period to instill discipline in ourselves and shun any act which are against the doctrine of Islam”, Oyintiloye stressed.
According to him, Ramadan season preaches love, forgiveness, discipline, peace and unity, saying these are exactly what the Nigeria need at this critical period.
The lawmaker called on government to remain focus in its agenda and blueprint for the stability and growth of the nation, just as he charge the people to show love and support for government to succeed.
Commenting, the Chairman of the Forum, Amir Abdulwasiu Kolawole lauded the lawmaker for identifying with Muslim worshippers in his his base, especially the youth.
He gave the assurance of the forum to support the lawmaker morally and spiritually in his endeavour at making the constituency achieved peaceful coexistence.