NASARAWA State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has admonished Muslims to imbibe the virtues of tolerance, obedience and adhere strictly to the lessons of piety while observing the Ramadan fast.
The governor, who gave the admonition in a statement signed by his special assistant on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur, and made available to newsmen in Lafia yesterday, also enjoined Muslims to seek maximum benefits from the Ramadan period by being helpful to all people, and follow the true message of the religion as taught by the Holy Prophet to bear on their dealings.
Al-Makura noted that what the nation needed at this crucial stage of its development was prayers for the leaders to surmount the challenges facing the country, urging citizens to unite for the purpose of achieving a common goal.
“Islam teaches peace, good neighbourliness, care and kindness. So as followers we must use the Ramadan period to promote the virtues of love, understanding and respect for one another.”
The governor further called on Muslims to avoid acts capable of tarnishing the name of the religion, stressing the need for them to embrace peace and seek a better understanding of Islam during the holy period and beyond.
While calling for sustained prayers and commitment for the peace, progress, unity and development of the state and country in general, the governor advised religious leaders to use the period to preach unity and co-operation amongst all Nigerians.

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