President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerian Muslims to reject voices that tend to cause division in the country as they embark on the holy month of Ramadan.
The President made the call in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Monday to mark the beginning of the Muslim fast, Ramadan, urging them exercise patience, be tolerant and remember the poor and Internally displaced persons.
The statement read: “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.”
NaijaNewsNow reports that the Muslim 30-day fast, known as the month of Ramadan, starts today, Tuesday the 13th of April, 2021.