The Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye has urged Muslim faithful to continue with lessons learnt during Ramadan by being their brothers keeper.
Oweye while congratulating Muslims on a successful Ramadan period, charged Nigerians to remain steadfast in the face of the daunting economic challenge ocasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Speaker in his Eid el Fitr message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Alabi admonished that people should come together to forge a harmonious relationship to fight the community transmission of coronavirus.
He held that, containing the community spread of the virus will allow for people to get back fully to their work and businesses, saying the country when having flatten the curve of virus will not need to restrict people’s movement thus allowing for the economy to be back on its feet.
The Speaker stressed that the spirit of giving that pervaded the season of Ramadan should continue, noting that the situation the pandemic has brought requires that we should look after the needy.
He opined that the spirit of giving and supporting one another should not be limited to the fasting period but that which must continue for us to have a better society.
According to him, “The lessons that we have learnt during the holy month of Ramadan must not end with the period. The time that we are in requires that we be our brothers keeper. We should be hopeful that things will get better.
“We should also let the significance of the holy month reflect in our relationship with one another both Muslims and the people of other religions. We should at this time support one another realising that the pandemic has taken its toll on people’s finances and business.
“We should be bothered about what is happening to others around us. With the gradual easing of the lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, so many businesses will be struggling to survive, we should be willing to be our brothers keeper and be of the hope that we will survive.
“There is no doubt that these are tough times in our country and the world at large, but we must keep hope alive that life will be better and that this trying period too shall pass”.