As Muslims world over gather today to celebrate Eid-l-fitr, a governorship aspirant in Oyo State, Prof. Adeolu Akande has urged the people to imbibe all the lessons learned during the just completed holy Month of Ramadhan.
Ramadhan, he said, teaches many things, adding that “if we imbibe most of its teachings, the nation would be good for it.”
According to Akande, who chairs the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, board, the people of the state should persevere, especially as the 2019 elections beckon.
“Just like yesterday, Ramadhan is gone. It takes perseverance and sacrifices to abstain from food and other things. Just like we have done in the just ended Holy Month, let us not only continue to pray for our country and leaders, let us make sacrifices that would lead us to the promised land.
“No doubt, we are faced with some challenges. Those challenges, however, can be surmounted if we imbibe the lessons of Ramadhan. We should continue to be tolerant of everything, especially our neighbours. We should desist from wasteful spending and frivolities.
“While I urge modest celebration, let us not forget the needy. Ramadhan empasises that. Our community can only be better when we remember our neighbour; it makes society peaceful.