Lagos speaker, Obasa to Muslims: Pray for peace, love to reign in Nigeria
SPEAKER, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Mudashiru Obasa has urged Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to use the Ramadan period to pray for peace and love to continue to reign in the country, Nigeria.
Obasa, who is also Chairman of Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, gave this advice in his message made available to newsmen on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Musbau Rasak, even as congratulated Muslims for the commencement of the Ramadan (fasting).
“The Ramadan period calls for sober reflection for all of us. It is a period that calls for us to move closer to God and we should not relent in our prayers for peace and love to reign in Nigeria,” he said.
“It is a period for us to be tolerant of each other. Ramadan goes beyond abstinence from food, drinks and sexual intercourse alone. It is also the period for us to be reinvigorated and reinvest ourselves spiritually. We should continue to pray continued peace and love in the country,” he added.
The speaker, while urging Nigerians to remain security conscious by being vigilant at all time, said the citizens were duty bound to assist security agencies in combating crimes by being vigilant at all time.
According to him, the citizens are also to refrain from utterances and actions that can cause a breach of peace in the society, saying they should also endeavour to be watchful of the environment by promptly reporting any suspicious action, person or group of people.
He, therefore, on behalf of his colleagues’ lawmakers wished all Nigerian Muslims a fulfilling and rewarding Ramadan, praying that Allah accepted it as an act of “Ibadah” from all of them.
“On behalf of my colleagues in the Lagos State House of Assembly, I wish all Nigerian Muslims a fulfilling and rewarding Ramadan. I pray that Almighty Allah accepts it as an act of Ibadah from all of us,” Obasanjo said.