25th August, 2010
The Balogun of Ekunpa Community in Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Alhaji (Chief) Muibi Abu, has implored Muslims throughout the country to take steps to feed the less privileged throughout the Ramadan period.
In a message, Chief Abu acknowledged that times are hard for the less privileged in the society and that the only way to put smiles on their faces during this holy month was to fashion out ways of achieving this by organising public places where the people can break their fast every evening.
â€œAll Muslims are enjoined to show love and mercy to their neighbours, especially the less privileged and strive to forgive those that may have wronged them in any way whatsoever,â€ he said, adding that Ramadan gives people the opportunity to stay away from sin which he said should continue even after the exercise so that God can continue to listen to their prayers.
He urged them to continue to pray for the Governor Fashola-led administration in the state and recommit themselves to Allah, prioritise religious and moral concerns over worldly matters and humbly identify themselves with the less privileged.