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By Lere Olayinka

The Goodluck Support Group (GSG), Ekiti State Chapter has urged Muslims in the country to continue to live in peace and harmony among themselves and other Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, adding that; “one of the greatest lessons of the 30 days Ramadan fasting period was love and this must not be lost on our Muslim brothers and sisters even now that Ramadan is over.”

The State Coordinator of the GSG, Rt. Hon. Femi Akinyemi, in a goodwill message to commemorate the end of the Ramadan fasting said Muslim faithful must not allow a return of all the vices that they abstained from during the Ramadan fasting period into the lives.

His words; “We in the Goodluck Support Group, Ekiti State chapter express our joy and felicitations to our brothers and sisters in Islam as they conclude the Ramadan fasting, which is one of the five pillars of the religion.

“As we celebrate the end of the Holy Month, it is our belief that all the lessons learnt during the 30 days of self denials would not be lost on them.

“No doubt, during the 30 days period, our Muslim brothers and sisters were able to submit themselves to the will of Almighty Allah (SWT). It was a period when our brothers and sister in Islam showed love, gave succour to the needy and served Allah in truth and honesty. Now that the fasting period is over, that show of love must continue (SWT).”

While describing 2011 as a very important year to Nigeria and its people, Akinyemi said; “The best religion leaders, especially the Muslims can do for the country at this critical period is to continue to offer prayers to Allah for peace and harmony to reign before, during and after the 2011 general elections.

“Apart from prayers, religious leaders in the country must also continue to educate their followers on the needs to place much premium on character; integrity, competence and ability to offer selfless leadership to Nigerians as against religion and ethnicity while casting their votes during the 2011 elections.