..Urges prayer for divine healing of COVID 19 patients
By Sunday Oguntuyi Osogbo
As Muslims all over the world commence the mandatory 30 days fasting and prayer on Friday, the Special Adviser to Osun State Governor on Works and Transport, Engr. Hussein Olatoke Olaniyan has congratulated the Islamic faithfuls in the State for witnessing this year’s Ramadan.
Olaniyan said the Holy Month of Ramadan is significant in the life of every Muslim, for it encourages the Muslim Ummah to abstain from all sinful acts.
The Special Adviser who said this in a statement issued and personally signed, copies of which were made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday said: ‘Ramadan preaches humility, forbearance, steadfastness, piety, devotion and tolerance which are positive values bequeathed to the followers of Prophet Muhammed (SWT) and which are worthy of emulation by all and sundry irrespective of faith’.
He urged the Muslims to use the period of the Holy Month of Ramadan to pray for divine healing of our land and the entire humanity from the deadly corona virus stressing the need for the intervention of the Almighty Allah in combating the disease.
‘The whole world is in dilemma now, we need divine intervention of Almighty Allah to combat the deadly pandemic. Therefore, I am imploring our Muslim brothers and sisters to use the period of this Ramadan in praying for divine healing and extermination of COVID 19
‘The State of Osun Muslim Ummah is enjoined to cooperate with the State government by complying with all the recommended directives to keep the corona virus at bay especially by staying indoors to observe their daily obligatory prayers as well as the Tarawy prayers. This in addition to staying at home in compliance with the lockdown directive of the State Governor, washing their hands regularly with soap under running water, maintaining social distance in any human congregation, protecting themselves by wearing the face masks whenever they are out in the open and avoiding crowding in all situations. They are also to ensure that any incident of unusual cough should be reported to the State’s toll-free line: 293.’
He further implored muslims in the State of Osun to use the month of Ramadan in praying also for the successful tenure of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and victory for him and the State at large in all facets of human endeavours.