Ramadan: Buhari attends Eid el-Fitr Prayers

Ramadan: Buhari attends Eid el-Fitr Prayers

President Muhammadu Buhari earlier on Tuesday, June 4, attended the Eid el-Fitr prayers at the Mabilla Barracks, in Abuja.

The pictures of the president at the venue of the prayer was shared on Twitter by Bashir Ahmad, Buhari's personal assistant on new media.

Recall that Legit.ng President Buhari urged Muslims in the country to sustain the virtues of the Ramadan period.

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In his Sallah message to Nigerians to celebrate the end of the Ramadan fasting season, he asked Muslims to always put humanity before personal interests.

"The Ramadan period is meant to reinforce us spiritually, therefore, we should use religion as an inspiration to do good at all times.

"The virtues of the Ramadan should be sustained beyond the celebration. Going back to bad ways after the Ramadan might defeat the essence of the message and lessons the fasting period was supposed to inculcate in the hearts and minds of the Muslim faithful," he said.

The president also used the occasion to commiserate with victims of terrorism, kidnapping and banditry in the country.

He said the days of criminal elements were numbered. The president reassured Nigerians that under no circumstances would criminals and mass murderers be allowed to hold the country to ransom, saying ‘‘their days are numbered because this administration will pursue them relentlessly and bring them to justice.’’

Buhari expressed satisfaction at the conduct of peaceful elections in Nigeria, despite what he called “doomsday predictions of social disharmony.”

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Legit.ng also gathered that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, June 4, joined Nigerians to congratulate Muslim faithfuls on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.

Osinbajo via his twitter handle said: "The month of Ramadan comes to an end, I wish a beautiful Eid-Al-Fitr to our Muslim brothers and sisters celebrating across Nigeria."

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