Former Vice President of Nigeria and Waziri of Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar has urged Muslims and indeed all Nigerians to embrace unity and peace.
He made the call while congratulating Muslim faithful in Nigeria and around the world on the sighting of the crescent of the Holy month of Ramadan.
In a press statement by his media office on Saturday, the former Vice President noted that the news of the commencement of Ramadan fasting, starting today, the 2nd of April, 2022, is an opportunity for Nigerians to, once again, seek the blessings and favours of the Almighty Allah in praying for solutions to the problems that affect us as individuals and as a nation.
“It is with great joy that I congratulate Muslims in Nigeria and the world over on the sighting of the Ramadan crescent, which signifies the commencement of compulsory month-long fasting.
“Going by the challenges that confront us as a country, this holy month presents us with another divine opportunity to seek the mercies and blessings of Allah upon our respective lives and our country as a whole.
“I will therefore call on Muslims to take utmost advantage of this holy month as we continue to promote peace and prosperity in the fatherland towards making us one people with a one future and citizens of one prosperous country.”
Atiku further admonishes Muslims not to forget the virtues of giving to the less privileged in the month of Ramadan, and do away from sinful deeds and embrace good conduct according to the preaching of the Noble Prophet Muhammad.