Senator, representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the Senate of the federal Republic of Nigeria has urged Muslim faithfuls and indeed, Nigerians in general to use the oportunity of this year’s Ramadan to pray for divine intervention over the spate of armed banditry, kidnapping and other violent crimes that has bedeviled the nation.
Senator Abiru gave the admonition in a press statement, personally signed by him and made available to press men on Tuesday, 13th April by his Media Advsier, Enitan Olukotun.
‘I welcome you to the Holy Month of Ramadan. As we begin the fast in fulfilment of Almighty Allah’s injunction to all believers, may we be counted worthy of His bountiful blessings and get forgiveness of sins ‘.
Quoting from the Holy Quoran, Abiru noted that, ‘Almighty Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala (SWT) instructs, “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183”.
We give glory and thanks to Almighty Allah for sparing our lives, and count us worthy to observe this glorious act of Ibadah. Ameen
He however admonished, ‘Fellow Muslims and all Nigerians, I appeal to us to avail the glorious month of Ramadan to seek God’s face on disturbing happenings in the polity. Let us pray to Almighty Allah to quell the frightening insecurity occasioned by armed banditry, kidnapping and other violent crimes’.
‘I also urge us to shun every bigotry disposition to fellow Nigerians who belong to other faith. Peace , harmony and tolerance should exemplify us as true believers’, he concluded.