By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
A gubernatorial aspirant in Zamfara state, Sanusi Bala, has urged wealthy individuals, groups, and corporate organisations to consider the plight of Orphans, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and others to alleviate their hardships.
He said this is neccessary especially at this period of the holy month, which according to him is more rewarding and to serve as a tool for seeking divine mercy, protection and development of the country and Zamfara state.
Bala who is the Sarkin Dawaki Mai-Tuta made this dislosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday.
In the statement, “Ramadan is not only for fasting, but also for all Muslims to dedicate themselves to self-sacrifice, like abstaining from taking drinks or food and physical needs, asking forgiveness for their wrongdoings, and devoting themselves to Allah.
“Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and a great opportunity for all Muslims to purify their mind, body, heart, and soul by fasting and praying to Almighty Allah.
“Going by the aforementioned, it is therefore imperative for all and sundry to make excellent use of the Ramadan Period to seek Allah’s intervention in the challenges bedeviling our dear state and the country as a whole.
“My dear Zamfarawa, let me emphasize the need to intensify prayers as it remain the only weapon we have to fight our problems and for the restoration of Peace, Security and harmony. We also need to repent and make good use of the lessons we are learning in this prestigious month.
“As a patriot, I heartily wish to extend appreciation to our Ulamas, who are heavily committed to educating and enlightening us on the norms and values of Islam as revealed to us through our noble prophet Muhammad S.A.W who we all need to emulate and follow his teachings.
“May Allah (SWT) restore lasting peace in our dear State and Nigeria, as a whole. Amin. May He also accept our fasting as an act of ibadat. Amin,” the guber aspirant prayed.