By Peter Ayoade
As Muslims all over the world are celebrating this year’s Eid-el-Fitri, the Ajia Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oloye Adegboyega Taofeek Adegoke has urged Muslims and Nigerians to ensure that the teachings of 2020 Ramadan reflect on their character after the Eid el fitri.
As he also felicitated with the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, High Chiefs and people of Oyo state for witnessing the end of this year Ramadan, praying that they would witness more of it in good health.
He made this known in Ibadan while speaking with Journalists on the need to make teaching of Ramadan a guide in daily activities of human endeavours.
According to him, “Muslims should be ready to ensure that the society feels the impact of the fasting period in their character and relationship with others, particularly non-Muslims.”
While congratulating the Olubadan, all Muslims in Ibadanland, Oyo State and Nigeria in general on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fasting, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Adegboyega Adegoke Resource Centre (AARC) prayed for Allah’s protection on all during and after the celebration.
Adegoke who is also the Executive Director, OES Energy Services Limited,
enjoined all Muslims not to allow the lessons and significance of the Ramadan fasting to end with it, urging them to continue in the pursuance of peace for national development.
“I want to urge Muslims nationwide, that having pleaded with Allah for forgiveness, I want to urge them not to return to their sins, and act of disobedience to the teachings of Islam and the law of the land.
“As we combating the menace of Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, I want us all irrespective of the religion, position or tribe to obey the law of the land, and follow all the preventive and precautionary measures put in place to curtail the spread.
“And I want to task our leaders to have greater concern for the poor if they can recognise the spiritual core of man and give no room for senseless materialism, greed and primitive accumulation of wealth.
“If spiritual core of man is recognised, it could lead to a better perspective about life: there would be no room for senseless materialism, greed and primitive accumulation of wealth. Rather, there would be greater concern for the poor,” Adegoke noted.