Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on Muslims to pray for positive changes in Nigeria as this year’s Ramadan begins.
The former governor, in a statement signed by the head of his media office Yusuph Olaniyonu on Friday, stated that between the last Ramadan and now, a series of events had happened that shook the world, including the continued existence of cases of COVID-19 which had in the past affected several aspects of religious rites.
“I congratulate all my Muslim brothers and sisters for the successful commencement of this year’s fasting in the holy month of Ramadan. We have many reasons to be grateful to almighty Allah, particularly for preserving us till this moment. We are happy that except in a few places around the world, this year, the pandemic has reduced tremendously,” said Saraki.
“It is important that Muslims in Nigeria dedicate more time to pray for our dear country in this holy month. We should pray for Allah’s intervention as the entire country is suffering from security and economic crises. We should also be ready to play a key role in finding new directions toward fixing our country.
“I enjoin all Muslims to imbibe the essence of fasting which is for the privileged ones to deny themselves so as to experience the sense of hunger and deprivation that the less privileged in our society go through regularly. The privileged ones should therefore be their brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.”
Saraki added that the society will be better if everyone works to protect the needy and the weak.