Isolo LCDA chairman urges Muslims to promote peace through fasting
By Abolaji Adebayo
Olaleye, the Turaki Adinni of Isolo
As Muslims across the world begin fasting in the Holy month of Ramadan, the Executive Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye has enjoined Muslims to imbibe the teachings and importance of fasting to build a better society.
Olaleye, who stated this in his goodwill message to the Muslims, noted that aside being prescribed by Allah, fasting offers unique opportunity for the purification of souls and spiritual upliftment.
The LCDA boss, who doubles as the Turaki Adinni of Isolo, admonished the Muslims to use the opportunity of the fasting period to get closer to God in order to create a better relationship with their fellow men.
He said this is most needed now in these trying times when the country needs God’s intervention to surmount socio-economic and political challenges confronting it.
He therefore called on Muslims and indeed residents of Isolo LCDA to pray for peace, unity and progress of the council area especially with the forthcoming general election slated for next year.
“The importance of fasting must not be lost on us; we must use this Holy month of Ramadan to seek for God’s intervention in our collective effort at bringing about peace, unity and progress in our council area.
“We need to have a perfect relationship with God for Him to take hold of this country particularly at these trying times of our nationhood.
“Here in Isolo, we are blessed and fortunate not to experience religious crisis and this we expect to continue thereafter.
“As an administration committed to ensuring unity and peaceful co-existence of all faiths and ethnic affiliations, we repose confidence in our religious leaders through the inauguration of the Isolo LCDA Chapter of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), a platform through which we have continue to preach religious tolerance among Muslims and Christians,” the Turaki Adinni said.
The council boss noted that Nigeria and indeed Nigerians must pray for God’s protection and guidance ahead of the general elections slated to hold next year.