By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari had admonished Muslims and all Nigerians to imbibe the lessons learnt from fasting and prayers during the month of Ramadan.In a statement he personally signed, obtained by BLACKFACE on Tuesday, felicitating with the Muslim Ummah, on the occasion of this yearâ€™s Eid El Fitr, he stated that the exercise has rejuvenated them towards piety, self denial and good conduct.
â€On this happy occasion, it is my strong belief that all true followers of Islam have been rejuvenated on the true meaning and essence of life and through the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), we have learnt to imbibe the virtues of piety, sacrifice, love, self-denial and good conduct in our daily relationship with one another.
â€œAs we celebrate another Eid El Fitr, I admonish all patriotic Nigerians to uphold these lessons and also appreciate the numerous material and human blessings God has endowed us with.
â€œLet us learn to show gratitude, respect and tolerance to one other, irrespective of our religion, tribe, language and political leanings, as we forge ahead to build on our strengths and opportunities to make Nigeria great again.â€
The president also drummed support for victims of violence perpetrated by terrorists in the North Eastern part of the country.
â€œI am not unaware of what Nigerians are going through and I want to use this medium to commend the amazing sacrifices of Nigerians in the face of the temporary economic and social challenges and also reassure Nigerians that my administration is working assiduously towards providing basic needs and other amenities.â€