Let principle, values of Ramadan shape our lives – Senate Leader 


The Senate Leader, Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele sermonized in Abuja on Wednesday that Nigerians should let the principles and values of Ramadan shape their lives .

Bamidele stated this in a personally signed sallah message to Nigerians particularly the Muslims on the occasion of Eid – el – Fitr. 

According to him , periods of Ramadan like the just ended one ,  are always full of lessons for the good of humanity and supplication to the Almighty Allah.

He said, ” These lessons are not meant for the period of Ramadan fasting only. 

“Also, they are indeed principles and values, which should always guide and shape the life of every Nigerian.

“Ramadan, I strongly believe, has again reminded us about the essence of forgiving others, ministering of compassion to the less privilege, respect for human dignity, promoting peaceful co-existence and upholding propriety and piety in all facets of life, which we must all embrace irrespective of our ethnic and religious leanings.

“Now that Ramadan has come to an end, these lessons should reflect in the way we support our governments to resolve the myriad of internal challenges that we are collectively as a federation.

“It should reflect in the way we intercede the more for this federation to sustain the gains of economic stability and political cohesion that we have started experiencing in recent times.

“It should also reflect in our approaches to conducting businesses; running governments at all levels and discharging civic responsibilities on a daily basis. 

“Since the sustained implementation of pro-people macro-economic policies under this government, stability has started returning to economic and fiscal spaces. As against ₦1,900/$ in February 2024, the value of Naira is ₦1,117.5/$ as at Wednesday. This represents a gain of about 42% within the space of two months. 

“Besides, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has settled $7 billion valid foreign exchange backlogs. The federal government has paid back a whopping sum of ₦4.83 trillion out of ₦30 trillion ways and means it obtained from the CBN. And the flow of foreign direct investments is improving by the day. 

“With these indices, the consumer price index, which measures inflation, will no doubt begin to drop significantly by mid-year as we sustain the drive for economic and fiscal stability.

“At the National Assembly, we are committed to providing much-needed parliamentary buffers that always support key public institutions to efficiently discharge their mandates consistent with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999. 

“Sustaining our drive for economic stability, political cohesion and social inclusion no doubt demands the outright adherence to the core essence of Eid-el-Fitr, which in entirety forbids the sabotage of government policies, the quest for profiteering, the exploitation of our collective resources and the sponsoring of internal disharmony, all in the name of selfish interest and political aspiration”.