Buhari greets Muslims on commencement of Ramadan

Buhari greets Muslims on commencement of Ramadan
May 18 00:43 2018 Print This Article

By Ahmed Idris

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sent greetings and best wishes to Muslims in the country and across the world as they commence Ramadan fast.

In his message to the nation on the beginning of the Ramadan, the President said fasting is not just merely meant to stay hungry or thirsty, but an opportunity to strive for inner purification and self-accountability.

“It is meant to inculcate righteousness and discipline,” he said.

The President enjoined fasting Muslims to increase their love for humanity, acts of charity, kindness, generosity and gratitude.

He said the Holy Prophet Muhammad used to spend very generously on the poor and the needy during this period, and urged Muslims in the country and all over the world to copy the good example.

He also called on Muslims and all Nigerians to always remember men and women who are less fortunate than themselves and to help the government in confronting the challenges facing the nation.

The President prayed Allah to grant all Muslims the strength to successfully complete the fasting period.