Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has extended felicitations to Nigerian Muslims as they join other faithfuls across the world to commence Ramadan – the holy month of fasting and prayer.
An Aso Rock statement said he implored Muslims to seek maximum benefits from the Ramadan period by replicating the teachings of the Holy Prophet in all their engagements; private and public.
"Prof. Osinbajo appeals to all Nigerians especially Muslims to also use the period of Ramadan for reflection on our national challenges and join forces with the Buhari administration to overcome them.
"Being a period of spiritual perseverance, temperance, introspection and retrospection with the Almighty Allah, the Acting President urges Muslims to use the Ramadan to renew their commitments to the virtues of love and peace taught by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and also work towards achieving them", the statement said.
While calling on Nigerians to continue to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, and the nation in general, Osinbajo urged Muslim faithfuls to also remember the less privileged in the society during the special period.