Buhari Congratulates Nigerian Muslims On Ramadan

Buhari Congratulates Nigerian Muslims On Ramadan

Today, June 18, Muslims in Nigeria start a fasting month following the declaration of moon-sighting by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message, calling on Nigerians to pray for the return of peace, love and prosperity throughout the country.

The message was released by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media and publicity, on June 17, Wednesday, in Abuja.

The president called on Muslims to seek maximum benefits from the Ramadan period "by being helpful to all manner of people, learning and following the true message of the religion as taught by the Holy Prophet."

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In his message, Buhari appealed to the perpetrators of violence in the name of Islam to desist from tarnishing the name of the religion.

"As we make collective efforts to bring to a permanent end the menace of the Boko Haram in the Lake Chad basin countries, let me use this auspicious occasion to appeal to our misguided brothers to drop their arms, embrace peace and seek a better understanding of Islam during this Holy period and beyond," he stated.

Buhari prayed to Allah to bring peace and harmony not only to Nigeria but the whole world.

"I wish all our citizens a blessed Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem Mubarak," the statement concluded.

Source: Legit.ng

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