A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abubakar Kawu Baraje has called on Muslim faithfuls to use this period of Ramadan to pray fervently for the economy.
Baraje made the call at the weekend in a statement issued from his media office in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, to felicitate with Muslim faithfuls on the commencement of this year’s Ramadan fast.
Baraje said ” our country is currently passing through difficult times, our party is still struggling to fulfil the promised change agenda. This was as a result of the rot we met in all the institutions of governance, but by God grace and with the support and prayers of all and sundry, we will overcome all the challenges. I therefore appeal to our brothers and sisters in Islam to use this period of holy month to pray for our beloved country, the President, the Senate President and our governors for them to provide the dividends of democracy”.
Baraje, the Founder and Proprietor of Baraje Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies, also appealed to traders to desist from an unnecessary increase of prices of goods in the market as a result of Ramadan, saying that Islam is against infliction of sufferings on the people.
He called on religious leaders to use the occasion of Ramadan fast to educate and preach the sayings of the prophet Muhammad (SAW).
He decried the rate of ill behaviour in the society and asked all stakeholders particularly the parents and places of worship to play pivotal roles in changing the younger ones for good.