Ramadan: Ogun Government To Distribute Food Items To Mosques

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Ogun State Government has stated that the distribution of food items will be made to different mosques within the state during the month of Ramadan as part of Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun administration contribution to well-being of the people.

Deputy Governor, Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele disclosed this during the Salako Annual Family Ramadan Lecture/Tafsir with the theme ‘Principles of Community Development: The Islamic Perspectives’ held at Ota Recreation Club, Ota.

She noted that the state government on its part would continue to live up to its responsibility by seeing to the welfare of its citizens,

Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele hereby reiterated that the government is committed to alleviating the current economic realities that is ongoing nationwide.

Furthermore, she noted that the government is not oblivious of the plight the masses are going through and is irrevocably committed to bringing succour to the society with its policies.

She informed that chief amongst the reliefs provided by the state government included the payment of N50,000 to students across tertiary institutions in the state, N10,000 to parents of pupils in primary and secondary schools as well as the ongoing payment of N10,000 palliatives to workers in the state.

While appreciating the efforts of those who contributed to the success of the program, Engr Salako-Oyedele stated that the annual lecture which began in 2019 is one meant for spiritual guardiance during the Holy month of Ramadan and in fulfilment of one of the tenets of Islam, which is the continuous propagation of the religion.

She charged Muslims faithful to continue to uphold the tenets of Islam and observe the Holy month of Ramadan with steadfastness praying that all supplications be accepted by the Almighty Allah as an act of Ibadah.

In his remarks, Senator Kamaldeen Akin Odunsi harps on unity in Aworiland, saying people should not allow politics to divide them, thereby depriving them of their right, while also advocating for employment opportunities for unemployed youths in Ota and Ogun West in general.

In his lecture, titled Principles of Community Development: The Islamic Perspectives, Senior Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor on Community Development, Dr. Lawal Olaosebikan Olohungbebe emphasised the importance of community development, saying a community that lacks growth cannot develop.

While saying that there was different between community growth and community development, Dr Olohungbebe said community development has to do with the quality of people living in that community while community growth has to do with the quantity of people living in that community.

He noted that before a community can grow economically the process must be democratic, there must be economic empowerment, while decision making in a community must be made participatory and inclusive.

He however urged Muslim faithfuls to embrace peace, love, unity, encourage corporate social responsibility and be a cheerful giver.

Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers in Ota, Onitetiku of Owode Ota, HRH Oba Abdulwasiu Ogungbayi, commended the efforts of the deputy governor towards propagating Islam and the development of Awori and Ogun West in general, praying that God Almighty will grant her all her heart desires.

Also contributing, Chairman, League of Iman and Alfas Awori Chapter on behalf of Muslim community, Imam Abdulganiu Bankole called for more developmental projects in Awori, ota and its environ, while saying that muslim in Ota local government have been deprived of many things.