By Adesegun Adekunle Sode
A United Kingdom-based Nigerian medical doctor, Kazeem Adesina Olasupo has felicitated with Muslims as Nigerians joined global community for the commencement of Ramadan, just as he urged them to rededicate their lives, increase their love for others, show stronger commitment and obedience to God’s instructions at this period of the Islamic holy month.
Olasupo, who is aspiring to represent Ibadan North East/ Ibadan South-East federal constituency in the green chamber, said the main essence of the period is even more significant as Nigerians find solutions and divine guidance out of the current challenges it is facing.
He said Ramadan, which is a period of spiritual reflection, abstinence, sacrifice and supplications to the Almighty Allah, is one of the five pillars of Islam.
He stressed that this is the time for people that have good intentions for the country to come together during this holy month of Ramadan to pray for peaceful co-existence and economic stability of the country.
According to him, Ramadan is a time to effectively apply the key values; self-tolerance, forgiveness, sacrifice, love and also a time to touch the lives of the less privileged and vulnerable in society through acts of charity.
He urged all to seize the opportunity of Ramadan to reflect on the problems of Nigeria, and pray fervently for Allah’s divine intervention.
The medical practitioner who hails from the Abidikugu compound in Isale Ijebu area of Ibadan South East local government area said
“2023 is very important in the history of this nation. This is the time to build this country. We must put the interest of the country at heart. This is a nation that is full of potential.
“We should use this period of holy month of Ramadan and beyond to pray for peaceful atmosphere and economic stability among every individuals, families, our constituency, Oyo state and the country at large. I say Ramadan Kareem”.
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