Muslims have been enjoined to use this period of Ramadan fast to pray for peace and the return of normal life to the world.
Chairman North Central Governors Forum and Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Sani stated this as Muslims commence Ramadan Fast.
A statement made available by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mrs Noel Berje indicates that Governor Sani Bello explained that this year’s Ramadan fast is being observed with the world ravaged by (COVID 19) Pandemic and congratulated them as they embark on spiritual mission at this unique time.
“It will be a Ramadan of seclusion, Ramadan where we would be grateful that our families are safe, healthy and alive even if they are at a distance , considering the fact that so many families will be entering this month without their loved ones, while others have lost loved ones and so many will also be losing their loved ones . The only way we can get through this is to be thankful and be patient in all circumstances..”
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello advised that in this period of the Holy Month, Muslims should abide by the pieces of advice offered by the Government and even the spiritual head Sultan of sokoto , Abubakar sa’ad the 3rd to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, which include social distancing, use of face mask, avoidance of crowded areas and the practice of personal hygiene.
He urged Muslim Ummah to fast and pray towards the end of the Coronavirus pandemic so that normal life will return to the World.
He reminded them of the need to , show absolute love to one another without discrimination, Sober reflection, empathy, piety, almsgiving especially to the aged, poor and the less privileged.
He also called on the residents of the State to remain vigilant and be security conscious considering the security challenges threatening the state by reporting any suspicious movement in their locality.