By Ignatius Okorocha
The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Prof. Ike Ekweremadu, have felicitated with Muslim faithful in the country at the commencement of Ramadan, which is aimed at strengthening their devotion to the Almighty Allah.
Saraki in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, urged the Muslim Ummah to use the period to pray for the unity and peaceful coexistence in the country.
He said that, “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.”
He specifically noted that Ramadan is a unique and special period for Muslims around the world to renew their faith in the Almighty Allah, deepen their worship and practicalise the injunctions of the Holy Quran in their daily lives.
Similarly, Ekweremadu called on the Muslim Ummah to pray for the peace and security of Nigeria at Ramadan.
Ekweremadu in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu expressed worries over the incessant killings across the country and urged them to pray for divine help for Nigeria.
“The killings are quite disturbing. We have never had it so bad in peace time. Therefore, while the security agencies do their best to end the carnage, I also call on our Muslim brethren to fast and pray fervently in this holy month of Ramadan for divine intervention in the security and stability of the country,£ he said.