By Adams Akorede
The Southwest coordinator for the newly elected members of the House of Representatives, Hon. Musiliudeen Olaide Akinremi has congratulated Muslims across the 12 wards of Ibadan North federal constituency area of Oyo state on this year’s Ramadan.
The Rep-elect also urged Muslims to use the month of Ramadan to pray for the prosperous Oyo state and the Nigeria as a whole.
Akinremi popularly known as Jagaban Ibadan North, enumerated rewards of the Ramadan to include spiritual rejuvenation, forgiveness of sins and eternal blessings, therefore urged Muslims to explore these spiritual rewards and refrain themselves from all forms of immorality and acts capable of spoiling their fasting during and after the holy month.
The international businessman cum-politician who made the admonition in a statement he personally signed to congratulate Muslims on the ongoing Ramadan, appealed to the faithful to consider greatness of Nigeria as collective project, and therefore pray for a better nation.
Akinremi noted that the security challenges facing the country would be a thing of the past, if Nigerians could exercise patience with the programmes and policies of the government.
The elected lawmaker also admonished the people of his constituency and Oyo state, especially Muslims, to increase their offering of sacrifices, charity, supplications and recitation of the Holy Quran, for enduring peace and tranquility.
The statement reads in part: “I want to urge our faithful brothers and sisters to use this month of Ramadan to pray for the prosperity of Oyo state and the country as a whole.
“At this critical time of security challenges facing our dear country, we need to collectively continue to seek for Allah’s intervention through our supplications and prayers.
“Therefore, I pray that God in His infinite mercy grant our prayers of stemming the tides of insecurity and bless our nation more. I once again, congratulate my people in Ibadan North for their prayers and support at all times. May Allah reward them abundantly,” Akinremi added.