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 The Executive Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has urged the Muslim community to use the Holy month of Ramadan to fervently pray for peace and progress of Nigeria.

 In a statement released by his chief secretary Mr Onogwu Muhammed the governor urged the people to align themselves with the universal values of peace, kindness, love and respect for others being promoted by the Islamic faith.

The Ramadan period globally is utilised by Muslim faithful across the nation to pray for progress,  peace while engaging in good deeds and acts of worship and supplication. I wish to congratulate the Muslim Ummah for witnessing another month of Ramadan and to wish them a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.

Governor Bello also called on Muslims to devote more time to prayer and acts of charity as they similarly strived to improve their self-discipline motivated by hadith. Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship, as  Muslims  were expected to put more effort in following the teachings of Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W)

Further more , he said The Holy month of Ramadan to millions of people  around the world has always been an opportunity to renew and strengthen our faith through rigorous prayers, reading of the Quran, reflective meditation, and carrying out charitable deeds. All these acts closely conform with the universal values that the Islamic faith promotes namely, peace, kindness, love and respect for others”, the governor said.

The governor prayed for Allah to bestow on all Muslim Ummah good health to engage Faithfully and benefit from the blessings of the sacred month.

NewsNow/ Zainab. Y. Hamza

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