Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has issued an official statement to welcome the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting.
President Buhari who is still overseas where he is receiving medical attention made the statement via the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu. According to the official statement, Buhari asked Nigerians to remember the poor and the internally displaced fellow citizens during the period of Ramadan.
The Official Statement Reads:
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday welcomed the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting.
In a message to the nation to mark the occasion, President Buhari prayed to Allah to accept our sacrifices and increase the unity, solidarity, peace and prosperity of the nation.
He urged Muslims in the country to exercise patience and tolerance and reject voices that seek to divide the nation.
He also urged all citizens to show compassion to the millions of the less endowed and remember those that have been displaced by conflict in their charity and prayers in this important period.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 12, 2021