Immediate past President of the Senate, Dr.Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts across the world on the commencement of this year’s Ramadan fasting as he also urged his fellow citizens to use the period to pray to Allah to return peace, unity and development to the country.
Saraki in a statement signed by the head of his Media Office, Yusuph Olaniyonu, noted that Ramadan is a period in which Muslims improve on their closeness to their creator and demonstrate love to their fellow human beings, adding that Nigerians should deliberately use the period to also supplicate to Allah to help stop bloodshed, insecurity, economic crisis and disunity in the country.
“Ramadan is always a period of peace. Even in the period of the holy prophet, wars were not fought during Ramadan. Therefore, it is a period that can be used to pray to Almighty Allah to help us stop insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and other forms of violence in our land. We also need to rededicate ourselves to helping our security services with prayers, information and support so that they can make a serious headway.
“This period of fasting is also a period that those who are privileged and blessed with resources should extend good hands of fellowship to their neighbours and others who are not so privileged. This tradition must be emphasized.”