President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his greetings to Nigerians and Muslim faithfuls, at the commencement of this year’s Ramadan fast.
Recall that the Sultan of Sokoto on Sunday night declared Monday as the first day in the month of Ramadan in Nigeria, after the sighting of the crescent moon heralding the Islamic month of Ramadan in several states. He affirmed the new moon was seen in various places across the country which makes Sunday the end of the 8th Islamic month of Sha’aban. The Sultan claimed reports of the moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country.
President Buhari who sent his greetings to Muslims and Nigerians at the beginning of the holy month called for continued progress, peace and prosperity of the country. President Buhari according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu made it clear that Islam is a religion of peace that upholds the values of tolerance and mutual coexistence giving no room for hatred and violence.
He implored Muslims to take advantage of the holy month by building a relationship of friendship and harmony with fellow citizens of other beliefs. President Buhari prayed to Almighty Allah for the continued peace, progress and wellbeing of the country.