President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his greetings and best wishes to Muslims in Nigeria and across the world as they commence the 30-day Ramadan fast tomorrow, Thursday, May 17.
In the message, the President reminded Muslims that fasting is not meant merely to stay hungry or thirsty, but an opportunity to strive for inner purification and self-accountability.
He explained that it is meant to inculcate righteousness and discipline, even as he advised Muslims to increase their love for humanity, acts of charity, kindness, generosity and gratitude. He reminded them of the Holy Prophet Muhammad used to spend very generously on the poor and the needy during this period, advising them to copy such good example.
He 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.