President Muhammadu Buhari has 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 on Monday, April 12, 2012, 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, rejecting voices that seek to divide the nation.
The President 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.
In a similar vein, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Muslim Ummah to stress messages of peace, love and National unity as the Holy Month of Ramadan begins across the Islamic world.
Senator Lawan in a statement on Monday urged them to remember the Holy Month as a period of fasting, sober reflection, self-discipline, and sacrifice; wishing Muslim Ummah a blissful Ramadan.