Muslims have been admonished to replicate and demonstrate in their daily lives the lessons and virtues of sacrifice, forgiveness, piety, self denial and genuine love towards one another, which they learnt during the month long period of Ramadan.
A senatorial candidate in Osun West Senatorial district during the last general election,Omooba Dotun Babayemi gave the admonition while felicitating with Muslim ummah on the occasion of this year Eid-el Fitri festival.
According to him, this is a period to reflect the outpouring of generosity towards one another, especially the less privileged and as they give thanks to Allah for the successful fasting period, they should practise the lessons of the month and abstain from deeds that violate divine injunctions.
He urged Muslims and non Muslims alike in Osun West Senatorial District in particular,Osun State in general and Nigeria as a whole,to use the opportunity, cashing on the spirituality of this festive period, to offer special prayers for the nation and its leaders against the backdrop of the current security and economic situation,noting that in spite of challenges facing the nation,hope is not lost.
According to him, fight against corruption, bad governance, nepotism, mediocrity, examination malpractice, ethnic cum religious terrorism and insurgency is a collective struggle for which all and sundry have great roles to play.
He enjoined Nigerians, especially Muslim faithful, to take advantage of the spiritual rebirth offered by Ramadan to promote love, peace, unity and progress.