Nigeria – The Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, has urged school pupils to be righteous not only in the month of Ramadan but at all times.
He gave the advice at the annual interactive forum for Muslim pupils in Public Primary Schools themed, “Treading the Path of Righteousness in the Month of Ramadan: A Lasting Solution to Social Malady”, held at LASUBEB Multipurpose Hall, Maryland, Lagos.
Alawiye-King noted that ramadan was prescribed by Almighty Allah to all Muslims in the Holy Quran to instil discipline and self-restraint while showing love to one another, saying “It is about showing love and empathising with others, particularly in this period of emotional and social imbalance”.
He, therefore, urged school pupils to obey rules, respect their parents, teachers and other constituted authority as stated in the Holy Quran so that their good deeds can be acceptable to Allah.
The LASUBEB member in charge of School Support Services, Dr. Saheed Ibikunle, challenged the school pupils to indulge in the words of the Holy Quran by imbibing the culture of righteousness.
The Guest Speaker at the event, Imam Tajudeen Lawal, mentioned that the fundamental beliefs and deeds that constitute righteousness are the six pillars of Islam, stressing that the quality of righteousness is found in the person who believes in God and his commandments.