Ooni of ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has urge the muslims to remember in their prayers, the COVID-19 patients as well as medical workers on the frontline fighting against this deadly pandemic in this holy month of Ramadan.
The Muslims across the world commenced this year’s fasting and prayer in the holy month of Ramadan amidst the unrest caused by the deadly novel Coronal Virus across the globe. The monarch enjoined the Muslims to remember those fighting in the frontline to battle against COVID-19 as well as those who has contacted the deadly virus in their supplication to Almighty Allah.
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, In a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, said: “Our health and medical workers in the frontline of the battle against coronavirus pandemic must always be in our prayers.”
The foremost Yoruba Monarch described COVID-19 is now the deadliest enemy against mankind as army of health workers worldwide make unquantifiable sacrifice every day in their fight to end the scourge of the virus.
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi said: “Let us ask for God’s protection over them because they are risking their lives to ensure that we do not get swept away by this angry flood of COVID-19. They are our warlords and we must continue to support them with prayers while we equally wish the patients speedy recovery.
“Although it is heartbreaking to realize that we are welcoming the holy month of Ramadan silently without the usual large gatherings of prayers, lectures and others, we must remain grateful to Allah for preserving our lives up till this moment as we await the better days ahead.
“In the same vein, I commend the matured understanding of our Islamic leaders, Muslim brothers and sisters towards combating this enemy. We must not get tired, we must not relent in our efforts until this pandemic is defeated.”
The Arole Oodua and the natural head of all the Oduduwa race globally said adhering to the principle of social distancing and, regular handwashing as well as maintenance of personal hygiene are all necessary measure in containing the spread of the Corona virus.
Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi , who is also the Co-Chairman of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) admonished everyone to report any health challenge to the appropriate authority
“As we fast and perform other worships to our creator in this holy month, let us not forget the principle of social distancing, regular hand washing and maintenance of high personal hygiene. Equally, we must help ourselves and others around us by reporting any health challenge to the appropriate medical facilities. Ramadan Kareem!!!”