The Senator representing Lagos East
Senatorial District, Senator Gbenga Ashafa has urged all Muslims to pray for
the continued peace and prosperity of Nigeria, as they observe the Holy Month
of Ramadan.

 In a Ramadan message released by the
Senator, he joined all Muslim faithful in welcoming the Holy Month of Ramadan.
In his words, Ashafa stated that “I join my fellow brothers and sisters of the
Islamic faith in welcoming another Holy period of Ramadan. The month of
Ramadan is the ninth month in the lunar (Islamic) calendar; in which Almighty
Allah instructed all Muslim Faithful to observe a month of fasting.” 

“In Qur’an chapter 2 verse 183, Allah
prescribed fasting as an obligation for Muslims and tells us the reason at the
end which is for us to restrain from evil, learn God’s consciousness and learn
to be God fearing.”

Ashafa stated further that “The period of
Ramadan teaches us self control, self restraint, tolerance for one another
irrespective of religion or tribe. It is also a month for extreme prayers, love
and generosity.”

In his conclusion, he urged all Muslim
faithful to remember the area’s that are experiencing pockets of Violence
across the country, in addition to their prayers for the peace and prosperity
of the country. He stated that “While using this period to share love, forgive
and reflect spiritually I implore us all to pray for the continued peace and
prosperity of our dear country, while also remembering the pockets of violence
happening in certain parts of the country. It is my prayer that all our
supplications and Ibada throughout this period be acceptable to Almighty