The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Home Affairs, is set to host a Pre-Ramadan lecture and prayers to commemorate the start of the annual Ramadan Tafsir programme scheduled to begin on the 13th of April, 2021.
According to a release by the Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, the annual Ramadan fast will be preceded by a Pre-Ramadan lecture and prayer session on Monday, April 12th, 2021 at the State House Mosque Complex by 5pm.
Prince Elegushi stated that this year’s event will be held in strict compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, recalling that the exercise for the year 2020 could not hold due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
He enjoined all Muslim faithful in the State to seize the opportunity of the 30-day Ramadan period to offer prayers to the Almighty God for complete restoration in Lagos State, while further admonishing residents to still observe the protocols of the Coronavirus disease to avoid further spread during and after the exercise, since the State Government has recorded enormous success in flattening the curve.
The Commissioner encouraged Muslims in the State to be considerate of the needy around them by sharing out of the abundance given to them by the Almighty Allah, adding that the Pre-Ramadan lecture and prayers will feature discussions on germane topics by seasoned Islamic Scholars deemed helpful in the areas of prayers and other spiritual issues throughout the period of the fast.
Dignitaries expected at the event include Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu; the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hazmat; members of the State Executive Council; the Grand Chief Imam of Lagos State, His Eminence, Sheikh (Engr.) Suleiman Abou Nolla and other Muslim Clerics in the State.