Valentine Olumese sends Ramadan message to Edo Muslims, calls for prayers

By DADA AYOKHAI

A revered political leader and a philanthropist in Edo state, DCP Valentine Olumese (Rtd) has admonished the Muslim Umah to engage in supplications to Allah for Edo state and the country in prayers during the holy month of ramadan

The admonishment was contained in his Ramadan message to Muslims in the state issued and personally signed by DCP Olumese ,(Rtd) and made available to newsmen .

The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Mohammed Abubakar announced the commencement of Ramadan fasting on Thursday.

According to the political leader who is said to be under pressure to declare interest in the Edo state governorship race said “this year’s Ramadan is of special importance as it coincides with the holy season of Lent in Christendom, adding that it underscores the significance of religious tolerance among the entire religious group across the country.”

The former Deputy Commissioner of Police urge the Muslims to pray that the generality of our people, absorb the lessons of Ramadan which includes fasting, prayers, abstinence and strive for devotion as advocated by the teachings of Prophet Muhammed.

He similarly urged Muslim Umah to use this month of fasting and prayers to become more charitable towards all irrespective of religion, tutorial or doctrine and pray that this holy month of Ramadan bring spiritual renewal, increased dedication, care and love for the less privileged and a renewed effort to sacrifice for our tomorrow.

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