- The All Progressives Congress has congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast
- Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu urged the Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit, virtues and lessons of Ramadan in rededicating itself to the task of nation building
- Issa-Onilu also appealed to the non-Muslims to cultivate the virtues of tolerance in their relationship with fellow Nigerians and shun all divisive acts
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Tuesday, June 4, urged Muslim Ummah to continue to imbibe the spirit, virtues and lessons of Ramadan in rededicating itself to the task of nation building.
Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC national publicity secretary gave the advice in a statement on in Abuja, while felicitating with Muslims as they celebrate Eid El Fitri.
Issa-Onilu said: “In commemoration of the 2019 Eid El Fitri signalling the end of the Ramadan fast, the APC rejoices with all Muslim faithful and indeed, all Nigerians for the successful completion of the month-long fasting.
“The party implore Muslim Ummah to continue to imbibe the spirit, virtues and lessons of Ramadan which include sacrifice, modesty and discipline in rededicating itself to the task of nation building.
“We equally admonish Muslims and non-Muslims to cultivate the virtues of tolerance in their relationship with fellow Nigerians and shun all divisive acts and tendencies capable of destabilising the country.”
The APC spokesman added that in the wake of security challenges such as terrorism, armed banditry and kidnapping in parts of the country, Nigerians should remain vigilant and security conscious.
He further added that while being security conscious, Nigerians should report suspicious activity around them to relevant security agencies.
He stressed that the President Buhari-led APC administration holds the protection of lives and property of every Nigerian sacrosanct.
Issa-Onilu assured that the president would not relent in swiftly dealing with real and perceived threats in any part of the country.
He urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the peace, progress, stability and prosperity of the country and to grant its leaders at all levels the wisdom to successfully steer the ship of the nation.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, June 4, joined Nigerians to congratulate Muslim Faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
Osinbajo who took the greeting to his official 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."
Also, the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, joined the Muslim brothers and sisters to celebrate the Eid-el- Fitr across the country.
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