President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other world leaders in greeting Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and intense devotion.
NewsReport gathered that in a message to Nigerians and Muslims around the world, released by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Friday in Abuja, the president expressed his feelings.
According to the president, the fasting period provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to “feel the hunger of the poor in order to understand what it means to be deprived and marginalized.”
“Muslims should seek greater personal discipline, which is necessary for the realization of a great nation.”
He advised the Muslim elite against food waste and extravagant spending while others face hunger and destitution, urging that they should care for their neighbors, the poor, and the marginalized.
He also called for prayers for peace in the country and beyond, and for healing and harmony throughout the world.