By Wahab Akanji, AbujaÂ
The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has felicitated with Muslims in Nigeria in general as they commence another season of Ramadan.Â
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, the minister stated that Ramadan remains the holiest of all months in the Islamic calendar, adding that the fast is one of the five pillars of Islam which Muslims strictly adhere to in line with injunction of the Almighty Allah.Â
He noted that Ramadan offers an opportunity to draw closer to Allah and deepen relationship with Him in submission to His will.Â
Fayemi therefore urged Muslims to use the period to pray for peace to reign in all the troubled spots in the country.Â
Noting that the Ramadan fast teaches Muslims to practice piety, self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, tolerance justice, and empathy for the less fortunate in society, Fayemi called on all adherents of the Islamic faith to reflect on these lessons during the 30 days fasting period.