The Governor of Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo has hosted leaders of the Muslim community in the state to break the Ramadan fast at the Government House in Lokoja.

Despite the fact that this year’s Ramadan fast is coming to an end, Governor Ododo urged compassion among the state’s citizens, pointing out that the lessons of patience, empathy, and forgiveness should not be forgotten.

The governor urged the state’s citizens to support the current administration, emphasizing that forgiveness and patience are still two of Ramadan’s most important principles.

The governor noted that more can be achieved with unity and compassion for one another, irrespective of differences in religious inclinations.

Governor Ododo who commended Muslim leaders for sustaining religious tolerance in the state, urged them to continue to pray for the success of those in power, adding that the present administration requires their support and prayers to succeed.

According to Governor Ododo, “Ramadan goes beyond abstinence from food and drinks even as it enhances spiritual rejuvenation; we must continue to preach compassion, patience, empathy, and unity among our people because these are lessons of Ramadan.

The state government is aware of the economic situation and we are therefore investing massively in agriculture to feed our people and improve the lot of the people of the state in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

In their separate remarks, leaders of Jamatu Nasril Islam in Kogi State, the State Council of Ulama, the League of Imams and the Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria commended Governor Ododo for hosting Muslim leaders in the state to break the Ramadan fast.

They noted that the people of the state are proud of the impressive start of Governor Ododo in office and urged the Governor to continue to build on the prevailing level of security, peace, and stability in the state.

Prayers were offered to Governor Ododo and other political leaders in the state for the success of the administration and the peace and prosperity of the state.