From Olanrewaju Lawal,Ilorin
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has urged Muslims to ensure that the lessons of kindness, fear of God, spirit of helping the needy imbibed during Ramadan last beyond the holy month.
Governor Ahmed who stated this in his Eid-el-Fitri message, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, to Muslims on the completion of the month long fasting, said that beyond festivity, igerians should also pray for the restoration of peace in the country.
The Governor noted that if Muslims do not make the lessons imbibed throughout the month of Ramadan a lifelong experience, the exercise would be one in futility.
“We must as Muslims sustain our devotion to Allah, uphold the teachings of the Quran and teachings of Prophet Muhammed beyond the month of Ramadan.
“ It is also important that those fortunate enough to be in positions of authority translate the c ulture of piety, devotion and total submission to the will of Allah into ensuring a society free of want, poverty nd hunger”.
Governor Ahmed also advised Muslims to shun all forms of vices, especially violence, that could hinder harmonious existence with people of other faiths.