Eid-El-Fitr: Buhari Urges Muslims to Sustain Ramadan Virtues
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Muslims to promote religious harmony and put humanity before personal interest.
This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Speaking concerning the lessons of the Ramadan, the President said, The Ramadan period is meant to reinforce us spiritually, therefore, we should use religion as an inspiration to do good at all times.
The virtues of the Ramadan should be sustained beyond the celebration. Going back to bad ways after the Ramadan might defeat the essence of the message and lessons the fasting period was supposed to inculcate in the hearts and minds of the Muslim faithful.
President Buhari also commiserated with victims of terrorism, kidnapping, and banditry in the country.
He reassured Nigerians that under no circumstances would criminals and mass murderers be allowed to hold the country to ransom, saying their days are numbered because this administration will pursue them relentlessly and bring them to justice.
The President also expressed satisfaction at the conduct of peaceful elections in Nigeria, despite what he called doomsday predictions of social disharmony.
He commended the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC) for a good job despite the initial difficulties and praised the voters for their tenacity and strong faith in the democratic process.
Before the 2019 general elections, prophets of doom didnt give the country a chance to conduct peaceful elections. Despite these fears, the country overcame its political challenges.
For abandoning their businesses in order to vote, the voters had demonstrated great patriotism in coming out to exercise their civic duty.
Let me use this opportunity once again to reassure all Nigerians that your sacrifices in voting for me wont be in vain. I will ensure the ordinary voters feel the positive impact of government, the President said.