Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the sighting of the moon marking the beginning of Ramadan.
He encouraged people to use the season to pray for the state and country, and align themselves with the values of peace, kindness, love, and respect for others promoted by the Islamic faith.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, Governor Bello urged Muslims to engage in good deeds and acts of Ibadah, devote more time to prayer and charity, and improve their self-discipline motivated by hadith.
He also called for prayers for peace, unity, and progress of the nation during this year’s Ramadan, which coincides with the transition of democratic leadership.
The Governor emphasized that Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship, and prayed for good health and blessings for all Muslim Ummah to benefit from the season.