President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Muslims in the country to reject agents of division as they get set to start the 30-day fasting tomorrow, April 13.
This was even as the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar had earlier announced the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan, in live broadcast, signaling the beginning of the Fasting.
Welcoming the Fasting with open arms, President Buhari prayed to Allah to accept our sacrifices and increase the unity, solidarity, peace and prosperity of the nation.
He amphasised on the need for Muslims to exercise patience and tolerance and reject voices that seek to divide the nation.
He advised all citizens to show compassion to the millions of the less endowed and remember those that have been displaced by conflict in their charity and prayers in this important period.
In his announcement, the Sultan called on Muslims to ensure strict adherence to the COVID protocol during the fasting period.