29th August, 2011
The chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Hon. Kamal Abiodun Bayewu, has been feeding over 500 Muslims daily since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
The programme which forms the free Iftar, breaking of fast, programme of his administration, takes place every evening at the council secretariat in Ajegunle.
“It is part of our contribution to make the Ramadan period easy for indigent Muslims,” the council boss said, as people trooped into the secretariat as the evening approaches in one of the Ramadan days in the area.
After listening to sermons from various Islamic clerics invited to lecture at the Iftar programme, participants are served free fruits, food and drink to break their fast.
The programme initially started with about 250 people but the number kept growing as the Ramadan period progressed. “We started with about 250 people but the number has continued to grow and we are happy that the people appreciate what we are doing.
“If they don’t appreciate it, they won’t come and this has given us the confidence to do more and we know that before the end of the Ramadan, the number of people participating will be up to 1,000,” the council boss said.