As Muslims across the world commence Ramadan fasting today, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has advised Muslims across Nigeria to maximize the holy month by seeking forgiveness from God.
In a statement made available to the press on Saturday, the Governor noted seeking forgiveness is necessary in order to tackle the menace of insurgency across the country.
Insurgency being a major problems affecting the survival of the country, Makinde encourages Nigeria Muslims to tune their minds to the messages of love, brotherliness and peaceful co-existence inherent in the messages of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
He said that Muslims must embrace the piety demanded of them during Ramadan and ask Allah to put an end to the insurgency which has been ravaging our Country.
The press statement which was signed by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to Oyo State Governor, urged Muslims to pray relentlessly during the fasting period.