The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has felicitated with Moslems across the country on this year’s celebration of Eid al Fitr, describing it as a special one with special blessings.
Senator Ojudu, through a release personally signed by him, said he was giving thanks to Allah on behalf of Nigerians for His bounty and mercy, adding that his special thoughts went particularly to his home state, Ekiti, which he said was passing through an exceptionally challenging phase under a misrule.
Despite the numerous challenges confronting us, our prayers and supplications are being met. I therefore rejoice with everyone, particularly the Muslims, and especially my people in Ekiti State, for the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace of God’s love at Eid and always.
According to Ojudu, Fasting in Ramadan is not only abstaining from food, but from evil actions, thoughts and words. Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection and devoting oneself to worship and pray to Allah.
“After Ramadan is over, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, an important religious holiday. This year’s Ramadan is a special one. It began in the evening of June 5 and ends in the evening of July 5.
Ojudu urged the citizens to continue to keep their faith in Allah and their trust in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, which is pushing for a positive change in the attitude of the people towards their country and towards one another. “We should continue to hope and pray for the good of our great nation, considering the fact that it could have been worse than this if not for God that has intervened in our situation.
“As we celebrate this special occasion, therefore, I urge every one of us to focus our thoughts and actions on things that will unite us as a people rather than those things that will cause division. We should heed the call of all well-meaning Nigerians to renew our faith in Nigeria, our country, which Almighty Allah has endowed with every good thing.”