- A Nigerian senator, Uba Sani, has sent a warm greeting to Muslims across the country on the occasion of Ramadan 1442AH
- Sani enjoined the Muslim ummah to use the period to pray for the unity of Nigeria
- The lawmaker also urged President Buhari to start a genuine national conversation
A lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, Mallam Uba Sani, has called on Nigerians to use the Ramadan season to touch the lives of the less privileged and the vulnerable in the society.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that the senator also urged Nigerians to reflect on the problems plaguing the country and renew hope in a united and peaceful Nigeria.
Senator Sani, who asked Nigerian Muslims to uphold the spirit of Ramadan by praying fervently for the nation, said that such opportunity couldn't have come at a better time, given the challenges of intra and inter-ethnic, religious relations in the country.
He maintained that Nigerians must chart a genuine and enduring path to peace.
The lawmaker stated:
"Our communities are in pain. They have been at the mercy of terrorists, insurgents, kidnappers and other criminal elements. School children are targeted. Parents are now in a dilemma whether to keep their wards in school or withdraw them. Farmers hardly go to their farms for fear of being attacked. Food insecurity looms.
"Inter-state travel is now a nightmarish experience. But the most worrisome now is the activities of terrorists, insurrectionists and separatists keen on orchestrating another civil war in Nigeria. Their activities, if not checked, may undermine national unity and take our dear country fifty years backward."
Sani, however, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to up the ante of government's moves to stabilise the nation by initiating a genuine national conversation.
The senator said:
"I urge our president, Muhammadu Buhari to initiate a genuine national conversation in order to address the key problems of the country and assuage the feelings of different nationalities. The president has a good template to work with, which is the report of the Governor El-Rufai APC committee on restructuring."
He urged his constituents to remain tolerant and understanding and most importantly pray for Kaduna state and the entire country in the holy month of Ramadan.
According to him, his commitment to improve the living conditions of his people remains unshaken, praying that "the spirit of Ramadan stays in our hearts and illuminate our souls."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the president-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, announced Tuesday, April 13, as the first of Ramadan.
It was reported that the Sultan prayed Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duty and urged Muslims to observe COVID-19 protocols during sermons.