A former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, Professor Taoheed Adedoja, has enjoined Muslims, especially youths, to let the teachings of Ramadan last beyond the period of the holy month of fasting.
Professor Adedoja made the plea while hosting members of Muslim youth associations who came to break their fast with him at his Ikolaba, Ibadan residence last Friday.
He also called on his guests and, indeed, all youths to put God first in all their undertakings and exemplify the lessons of the holy month by being prayerful, straight and kind to their families, friends, and neighbours, particularly the underprivileged.
“The month of Ramadan is going gradually but the fear of God and the five daily prayers remain. Live the way you do now in the holy month of Ramadan the rest of the year and beyond,” the former minister said.
Professor Adedoja also advised youth to wait on Allah as regards acquisition of wealth and not employ dishonest means to get rich.
“Rely on Almighty Allah and be prayerful. Your prayers, patience, hard work and dedication will take you to a high level in life, not hooliganism, fraud, etc. God gives wealth at His own time.
“Fear Allah in all your undertakings and always remember that one day, we will accountable to the Almighty,” he added.
“The month of Ramadan is a special month that practising and good Muslims would like not to end because God forgives easily in this month. Use the opportunity of this month to ask for forgiveness from Almighty Allah. Be good to your parents and be good ambassadors of Nigeria anywhere you are,” Prof. Adedoja told his guests.