By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Kogi State Commissioner for Solid Minarals and Natural Resources, Engr Abubakar Bashir Gegu, has extended hands of fellowship to the Muslim community and less privileged in Kogi Local Government Area of the State.
The Commissioner while delivering the items worth hundreds of thousand naira at his Gegu-Beki residence, congratulated all Muslims observing the season.
“It is important to always show love and share togetherness, specially at moments of this holy month of Ramadan”.
He called for equitable distribution of the Ramadan items across the 11 political wards in the Area to ease fasting Muslims.
Hon. Bashir Gegu also charged Muslims observing this year’s fast to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria and wisdom for our leaders.
“I send my greetings to my fellow people of Kogi local government area and the entire Muslim ummah, as we enter this great season.
“I pray that we will wholeheartedly partake in activities that will positively transform us and bring about our moral rebirth,” the commissioner said.
He urged Muslims in the state to increase acts of charity, constant recitation of the Holy Qur’an, and other devotional activities that would bring the ummah closer to their creator.
According to him, the holy Ramadan is an excellent opportunity for Muslims to reflect on the current challenges and pray to Almighty Allah to deliver the ummah from them.
“This is a religious and social responsibility that has been placed on our shoulders.
“I, therefore, implore each of us to spend more time praying to Almighty Allah for His mercy and benevolence to our State and Nigeria at large.