The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has said its annual Ramadan lecture would come up on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
The educative programme would hold at the RA conference hall, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin by 10pm.
The Islamic program, tagged “Ramadan with NANS: Empowering the Needy and Less Privileged in Our Environment.” is in collaboration with Al Azady Al Ilory Islamic Foundation, Ilorin branch.
According to a press release by NANS Senate Clerk, Comrade Sa’ad Olatunji Abdulbaki, the lecture is organised to educate the Moslems on the benefits of alms and the power of contributing to the society.
“As we all know, Ramadan is a very special time for Muslims around the world. It is a time of fasting, prayer, and reflection, and it is also a time of giving back to those in need. The act of giving alms or Zakat during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and it is an important way for us to show our gratitude for the blessings in our lives and to help those who are less fortunate.”
The release also dissects the negative impacts of the recent cash paucity on the economy of the country which came at a time the country was bouncing back from the telling hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The cash crunch has had a profound impact on our communities and individual businesses, and many people are now struggling to make ends meet. By coming together as a community and giving back, we can help to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.”
“During this year’s Ramadan, the programme intends to encourage everyone to give back in whatever way they can. Whether it is through donating money to a charity, volunteering at a local soup kitchen, or simply checking in on a neighbor who may be struggling, every act of kindness can make a difference. We also want to encourage people to think about the long-term impact of their giving. By supporting education and job training programs, for example, we can help to empower people to lift themselves out of poverty and build a better future for themselves and their families.”