EMINENT business mogul and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on Muslims to use the holy month of Ramadan to rededicate themselves to the teachings of the holy Quran by demonstrating the exemplary qualities of Prophet Mohammed in their daily lives.
According to the former governor, Muslims and non- Muslims alike must imbibe the spirit of love, alms giving, selflessness and togetherness in order to sustain peaceful co-existence and unity regardless of religious, ethnic, social and economic differences.
In a goodwill message signed by his Special Adviser, Alhaji Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu said, “as Muslims all over the world commence the compulsory Ramadan, I wish to admonish the Muslim community to make the best use of the holy month of Ramadan in achieving spiritual cleansing and fulfilment.
“It is a special season of divine uplift and sober reflection. It is important to offer special prayers for the progress of the nation while providing for the less privileged in the society during Ramadan. It is my prayer that Almighty Allah will accept our supplications in this holy month”.
Kalu seized the opportunity to task leaders at all levels of government to live up to expectation by making the people’s welfare a priority in their policy thrust and added that, despite the financial challenges facing the nation, workers’ salaries and pensions must be paid when due to avoid system collapse.
The former governor urged spiritual leaders to further sensitise the people to the negative consequences of violence and wished the Muslim Ummah a spiritually-fulfilling month of Ramadan with its attendant blessings. He added that Nigerians should support efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in building a prosperous Nigeria.