By NBF News

Amosun said the fasting period teaches all devout Muslims the virtues of discipline, honesty and empathy in their relationship with fellow human beings.

He said: 'Therefore, it is important for all Muslims to display these virtues in their daily endeavours. Those who are fasting should present themselves to other citizens as models of good behaviour. That is the essence of Ramadan.

'The denials that Muslims will experience during the next one month should forever make us to be law-abiding, honest, patient, maintain good relationship with fellow citizens and perform our civic responsibilities as good Nigerians.'

The governor further advised religious leaders to use the period to preach unity and co-operation among citizens who belong to  different religions so that peace can continue to reign in Ogun State, in particular, and Nigeria in general.