As Muslims all over the world begin the obligatory Ramadan fasting, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has called on Nigerians to use the fasting period to pray for the end of coronavirus in the country.
In a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma said the holy month of Ramadan provides every Muslim a unique opportunity to pray against the pandemic ravaging the world.
“As a Muslim, I believe so much in prayers, especially the ones offered during Ramadan because this is a period of purification, when Muslims are expected to be more spiritual than before and show piety in all areas of life.
The Deputy Speaker admonishes Muslims to manifest the spirit of love, oneness, charity, obedience and other tenets of Islam during and after the period of Ramadan fasting.
He called on muslims to always obey government directives by maintaining hygiene through regular washing of hands, keeping social distance and staying at home to prevent further spread of this deadly virus
While wishing all Nigerian and Muslims a fruitful Ramadan, Wase appealed to them to imbibe honesty, love and peace during the period and beyond.
He commended the resilience and sacrifice of al Nigerians in the face of the pandemic, expressing optimism that with continued prayers, the country will triumph over this deadly disease.