Thursday, 9 May 2019

Pray for a Peaceful Nigeria, Ayade to Muslims on Ramadan

Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of CRS

Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has enjoined Muslims in the country to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, sacrifice and love for one another as they join their counterparts the world over to commence the the annual Ramadan fasting.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary/Senior Special Assistant Media,Mr Christian Ita, Ayade said the period of Ramadan is a holy  Month when faithfuls fervently commit to prayers. 

"This is the period the Muslim Ummah will develop and strengthen their powers of self-control to resist wrongful desires and bad habits, and therefore guard against evil. 

"In fasting, by refraining from the natural human urges to satisfy one's appetite, Muslims are  exercising their ability of self-restraint, so that they can then apply it to their everyday life to bring about self-improvement.

"I urge the Muslims to remember that Ramadan is a month of  attaining nearness and closeness to Allah to seek for forgiveness and develop Taqwa. 

"As Muslims all over the world  bear the rigours of fasting purely for the sake of following a divine commandment, knowing and feeling that He can see all our actions however secret, I urge you to   intensify in the consciousness of God in your hearts, resulting in a higher spiritual experience.I have no doubt that this period will be used to pray for peace and love, Unity and togetherness as well as a secured Nigeria".

The Governor reminded Muslims, particularly in Cross River to use the occasion to freely give, show Care and Compassion to their neighbors for expected bounty reward in the blessed Month.