Posted by News Express | 13 May 2021 | 640 times
Dr Omede Idris, past president of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), former president of Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria and erstwhile Commissioner of Health, Kogi state, has asked Kogites and Nigerians to imbibe the lessons of Ramadan fast, as it brings an opportunity for spiritual rejuvenation, fortified appeal, requests and supplications.
He was speaking in his goodwill message to mark the 2021 Eid el fitr celebration urged Moslems to call on our creator, the Lord, Allah, to intervene in our individual, states, nation's and global affairs.
“The month of Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar of obligatory fast. It is a month of spiritual rejuvenation, fortified appeal, requests, supplications and call on our Creator and Lord, Allah, the Lord of the universe to intervene in our individual lives, states, nation and global affairs specifically and generally,” he said.
The former Kogi State Health Commissioner described the current security situation in Nigeria as frightening and severe, saying it is only through prayers will the the prevailing situation be surmountable.
“As the nation battles and struggles through various moments of yet unending and frightening challenges to live, have become severer now more than ever before.”
The ex APBN President prayed that the blessing, knowledge, success and favour of the holy month be impacted on all and sundry.
“May the blessing, knowledge, wisdom, mercy, peace, safety, success, favour and blessing of the month of Ramadan, be upon us as individuals, our communities, states, nation and the world at large.”
He appealed to Nigerians to display patriotic attributes, positive zeal and disposition as well as accept our wrongdoings so as to attract God's forgiveness.
“As mortals and human beings, may we be on the right path through by our attributes, positive change of attitude and disposition to life, life activities, approach and drives to life. Our Lord is always merciful, beneficent and oft forgiving of our fallibility. We must strive to work and create peace, tranquility and development, through our actions and inactions, with divine guidance and directions.”
Dr Omede Idris called for collective responsibility on the part of leaders and their followers, so as to guarantee good governance devoid of crises and suspicion.
“Governance and governance structure revolves around the leaders and the led. There must be synergy, understanding, a meeting point and appropriate coordination, through knowledge, accountability, honesty, fairness, just and firmness. These are precursor for attainment of desirable impact, result orientated administration and management.
“Many of our states and the nation in general, require these attribute and characteristics for results and impact now more than ever before.
“May we be the change agent that we desire for positive impact, growth and development in various spheres.”
He wished Moslems in Nigeria many more years of this celebrations devoid of the current palpable environment.
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