Ramadan Fast: Lagos PDP Sends Message To Muslim Ummahs
Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent its wishes and prayers to all Muslim Ummahs in the state on the commencement of the 2023 Ramadan fast.
In a statement issued on Wednesday through its publicity secretary, Alhaji Hakeem Amode, PDP congratulated the Islamic faithful, admonishing them to take advantage of the holy month to pray for Nigeria and work for a better nation.
The party also urged all to imbibe the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SWT).
“The holy month of Ramadan is upon us, it’s an auspicious period for practicing Muslims during which they fast from sunrise to sunset.
“We are about to be purified of all impurity, and happiness is what lies ahead.
“We wish you all a very happy Ramadan as we enjoin us all to see this as an opportunity to rededicate our lives to Almighty Allah that has seen us through all kinds of challenges,” Amode noted in the terse statement on behalf of the PDP.
Sultan Announces Start Date For 2023 Ramadan Fast In Nigeria
The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar announced on Wednesday that this year’s Ramadan Fast would commence on Thursday, March 23, in Nigeria.
Therefore, the revered monarch and Islamic leader called on all Muslims in the country to commence fasting on Thursday.
The Sultan, who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), announced this in a broadcast on Wednesday evening, Naija News reports.
The announcement signals the commencement of the 2023 Ramadan fast in Nigeria. The Sultan said the announcement is based on reports received from Muslim leaders and organizations on the sighting of the new moon, which were also confirmed by the state and national moon sighting committees.
He appealed to wealthy individuals to assist the poor and vulnerable people with food during the holy month of Ramadan.