Ramadan: Pray for unity, peaceful co-existence, Saraki, Atiku, govs task Nigerians

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as well as state governors have called on Nigerians to use the Ramadan to pray for Nigeria’s peace and unity.

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as well as state governors have called on Nigerians to use the Ramadan to pray for Nigeria’s peace and unity.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki felicitated with the Muslim Ummah and reminded them that Ramadan should strengthen their devotion to the Almighty Allah.

“Ramadan has yet provided us with rare and unique opportunity to fervently pray over the security situation of the country and call on Allah to help us restore sanity and love among our country men and women. Nigerians, Muslims in particular, should make use of this opportunity to pray for the end of insecurity and other violent crimes threatening our existence both as a people and nation.”

Also, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, urged Muslims to use the Ramadan period to pray for unity in the country.
Atiku described the one month fasting as “a period of recompense, piety and separation from sin, said Muslims must be ready to sacrifice and pray to Almighty Allah who made Ramadan a blessing for them.

He noted that “the 29 or 30 days of fasting should be dedicated to moving closer to Almighty Allah…”
From Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki called on Nigerians to support Muslims across the country as they commence the spiritual activities lined up for Ramadan.

Obaseki said: “The holy month is a period of fasting and deep spiritual reflection and a period to deepen the love for one another.

“I call on Nigerians of all faiths and religious convictions to support Muslims in their midst as they carry out these activities and urge Muslims to pray for the nation’s unity.”

The governor also noted that “the holy month affords Muslims the opportunity to back with prayers, the nation’s collective aspiration to join the league of developed countries; in which everyone can realise their dreams.”
He maintained that despite the challenges that the country faces, “Nigerians are still among the most creative, enterprising and forward-looking people in the world.” On his part, Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, urged Muslims to use the Ramadan to demonstrate more commitment towards nation-building and also pray for the country’s leadership at all levels.

In a statement signed by his Media aide, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, the governor described the month of Ramadan as a period of devotion, and “there is no better time to dedicate to Nigeria’s cause than now, in view of the insecurity challenges threatening its corporate existence.

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