Faith has remained one strong phenomenon that has governed humanity from the early centuries till date.

The adherence by man to the tenets of faith have been of great assistance to the continuous deepening of this rich phenomenon.

Millions of people across the globe have continued to hold religion dearly to their hearts as a window connecting mankind to God.

On the occasion of this years’ Ramadan, I wish to extend my sincere greetings to all Muslim faithful who are set to observe one of the pillars of Islam in the face of difficulties occasioned by the coronavirus which has plagued man kind for the past couple of months.

It is my hope that as Muslim faithful in our dear state Edo,Nigeria and around the world observe this years’Ramadan, the blessings associated with the holy month will be granted unto us and may our land be healed of the Covid-19 scourge.

May I use this opportunity to appeal to all muslim faithful to hold strongly to the teachings of Almighty Allah during this holy month of Ramadan due to its unique significance for all muslims in order to be full partakers of the rewards associated with it.

I urge all muslims to use this period of fasting and prayers to offer prayers for our nation Nigeria and the world in these trying times when the economy of the world is witnessing a great turmoil with its attendant hardship on the people.

It is my expectation and hope that the grace of Almighty Allah would be sufficient to carry all faithful throughout this month of commitment to fasting and may your prayers be granted according to the will of Allah.

Ramadan Mubarak to all muslims.

Rt. Hon. Dr. PIUS EGBERANMWEN ODUBU.