The Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Mr Najeem Salaam, has urged Muslims to take advantage of the Ramadan to pray ceaselessly for the nation as demanded by Prophet Muhammed.

Mr Goke Butika, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, quoted Salaam as saying in his Ramadan message on Saturday in Osogbo that the economic challenges the nation was facing would be tackled with prayers.

He also enjoined Islamic clerics to use the Ramadan lectures to speak the truth to those in power, saying leaders at this time would appreciate this in the spirit of the season.

Salaam further appealed to the rich to remember the poor during the Ramadan, explaining that the period had created a level playing template for hunger and thirsty.

While thanking Allah for keeping Muslim leaders and faithful to witness another Ramadan, he expressed the belief that the prayers of the  faithful would be answered.