Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has charged leaders and the well-to-do in the country to empathise with the poor and remember them in their policies and actions, as everybody will one day give account of their stewardship to their Creator.
This is just as he said the voice of the poor must also be heard, while those who have taken it upon themselves to be the voice of the voiceless must not be silenced.
He said this in his Sallah message to mark the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr Festival.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, the governor said, “With the hardship that Nigerians are currently going through, this is not the period to turn a deaf ear to their crying for the amelioration of their situation.
“One of the lessons of Rammadan fasting is for the privileged to also experience what the poor, who are unable to feed properly or feed at all, are going through. Hunger does not know colour or position and the situation we have on hand in the country now is a grave one.
“A situation that people are stealing pots of soup from the fireplace, a situation where people are exchanging their children for foodstuff, where a lot of people don’t have access to basic needs of life, is not one to be self-centred.
Meanwhile, a former member of the House of Representatives Hon Opeyemi Bamidele, urged Muslims to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation as they celebrate the end of Ramadan fasting.
Bamidele, a member of the seventh House of Representatives, urged Muslims to always reenact the spirit of holiness, brotherliness and oneness, which they exhibited during the 30 days of
Ramadan fasting, for Nigeria to become a model in line with the dream of its founding fathers.
In a statement by his Media Aide, Ahmed Salami, in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday , Bamidele appealed to Muslims to always replicate the sacrifices they made during the month of fasting in their daily lives as commanded by Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
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