The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called on Muslim faithful to propagate the virtues of piety and compassion during the Ramadan season.
In a statement to mark the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan, the governor said the 30-day Ramadan fast, which is characterized by abstinence from food and drinks from dawn to dusk, is a period to reflect on the virtues of Islam and promote good neighbourliness.
“As the Muslim faithful embark on this fasting period, I implore you all to uphold the virtues of love, introspection, and compassion. It is a time to imbibe good neighbourliness and extend a helping hand to the needy in society.”
“In the face of the harsh economic realities, Ramadan provides us an opportunity to bond and show love to our friends and acquaintances,” the governor added.