Gov. Yahaya Enjoins Muslims to Intensify Prayers Against Coronavirus Pandemic
Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has enjoined the Muslim Ummah to intensify prayers in the Holy month of Ramadan against Coronavirus pandemic.
The Governor made the call in a goodwill message to mark the commencement of the Ramadan fast, issued by Mr Ismaila Misilli, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in Gombe on Friday.
He also called for prayers for unity, peaceful co-existence and development of the state.
According to the governor, this year’s holy month is coming at a time the world is battling to contain the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
This, he said, required all to intensify prayers and seek Allah’s intervention against the plague.
“As one of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan fast avails the Ummah a golden opportunity for spiritual rejuvenation and devotion through supplication and other acts of worship,” Yahaya said.
He urged the people to continue to observe the standard safety guidelines and other protective measures against COVID-19 such as avoiding mass gatherings, maintaining social distancing and personal hygiene.
“You should always demonstrate in your lives the spirit and ideals of Islam by living according to the tenet of the religion, which promotes peace, kindness and obedience,” the governor said.