Muslims in particular and Nigerians in general have been advised to pray for end to insurgency in Nigeria with particular reference to the safe return of the abducted Chibok girls.
The lawmaker representing Lagos Island State Constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Wahab Alawiye-King, gave this advice while speaking to journalists on the advent and importance of the Ramadhan period.
“Ramadhan is a solemn period, a period of sober reflection which is used to move closer to God,” the lawmaker said.
According to him, since Ramadhan is a period that opens door for supplication and prayers to God, Nigerians should maximise the period and use it to pray for the unity of Nigeria and the country to surmount all the challenges facing it.
“We should all pray for Nigeria for peace to reign, especially for end to insurgency in the country. In particular, we should pray for the safe return of the abducted Chibok girls,” Alawiye-King, Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology said.
The lawmaker also seized the occasion to congratulate Muslims on the advent of the holy period advising them not to return to vices they have abandoned during the period after the fasting ends.