Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Mr. Muhammad Jibrin Barde, has urged all Muslims in Gombe State to pray for peace and progress of the state as the Ramadan fast commences.
Barde in a statement by his media office and signed by Mr. Jonathan Justice, urged Muslim faithful to also pray for the security and unity of the country.
He added that it was the duty of all, irrespective of religion, to also pray for the country.
The statement reads: â€œDan Barde salutes all adherents of the Islamic faith in the state and Nigeria at large as they begin this yearâ€™s Ramadan fast.
â€œAs you join the global Islamic community in undergoing the spiritual purification of Ramadan, I urge all Muslims to offer special prayers during the period for greater peace, security, unity and future rapid socio-economic development of the state.
â€œI call on all Muslims and non-Muslims alike to strive to imbibe in greater measure, the virtues of piety, self-discipline, tolerance, equity, fairness and sympathy for the less privileged which the Ramadan fast promotes.
â€œI urge all of you, women and children, men, young and old, to re-open their minds, during this Ramadan season, to Islamâ€™s true lessons of love and peaceful co-existence with others.
“May Allah grant the prayers of the faithful during Ramadan and reward them bountifully.