Senate President Bukola Saraki has felicitated with Muslim faithful on the commencement of Ramadan which is aimed at strengthening their devotion to the Almighty Allah.
The senate president made this known in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
Saraki urged the entire Muslim Ummah to use the period to pray for continuous unity and peaceful coexistence in the country.
He said: “The commencement of fasting has yet provided us with rare and unique opportunity to fervently pray over the security situation of the country and call on Allah to help us restore sanity and love among our country men and women.
“Nigerians, Muslims in particular, should make use of this opportunity to pray for the end of insecurity and other violent crimes threatening our existence both as a people and nation.”
The former governor of Kwara State added that Ramadan was a unique and special period for Muslims around the world to renew their faith in the Almighty Allah.
“May Almighty Allah be praised for another unique opportunity to fast and pray in obedience to the dictates of the Holy Quran, which is to fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam, through family and congregational prayers, sharing of Iftar meals and being generous to the less fortunate around us,” he said.