Ramadan: Let's Imbibe Lessons In Piety, Tolerance, Speaker Obasa Tells Muslims
- Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly, has called on Muslims to be resilient in their faith as they begin Ramadan fasting
- The speaker said the Ramadan period is an opportunity for the Muslim faithful to rededicate themselves to the tenets of the religion
- According to the lawmaker, Ramadan is a period of sober reflection, humility and supplication before Allah
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The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has said that the 30-day Islamic fasting affords the Muslim faithful the opportunity to rededicate themselves to the religious tenets of piety, tolerance, forgiveness and love.
Obasa, in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, March 23, added that Ramadan is a period of sober reflection, supplications and humility before Almighty Allah.
Obasa, in his Ramadan message released by Eromosele Ebhomele, his Chief Press Secretary, also congratulated Muslims in Lagos and Nigeria for having the divine privilege of being alive to partake in 'Sawm' and observe one of the five pillars of Islam.
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The Speaker equally described Ramadan as a period for Muslims in Lagos and Nigeria to show more commitment and adherence to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, especially in the area of almsgiving and love for one another.
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Noting that the fasting came at the right time for Nigerians as the country just conducted the 2023 general election with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the President-elect, the Speaker urged Muslims to pray for the leadership of the country as well as the incoming administrations at national and state levels.
The statement reads in part:
"Just as we seek the face of Allah for our individual needs at this period, let us also remember our country, especially at this time. We are happy Allah answered our Special Tawaf of last year on the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Now that victory has been recorded. Let's all use this period to pray for the success of the forthcoming administration."
Train accident: Speaker Obasa cancels campaign trip to mourn train victims
Legit.ng earlier reported that a moving train and bus collided at PWD, an area in the Ikeja local government area of Lagos, on Thursday morning.
The accident claimed many lives and threw the state into mourning. The speaker of the state assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, subsequently suspended his campaign trip in Agege environ.
Obasa had earlier attended an official function and joined his supporters in the Pen Cinema area of the Agege local government and subsequently announced the suspension of the campaign.