President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Muslims on the conclusion of the Ramadan fast.
In his Sallah message to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting period, Mr Buhari stressed the importance of putting the virtues of Islam into practice beyond the fasting season.
While congratulating Muslims on completing “this spiritually significant month of sacrifice,” the president urged them to reflect on the importance of Ramadan in becoming good ambassadors of Islam at all times.
According to the president, “religion should be the moral compass for all believers in their public and personal lives,” adding that “if people allow the teachings of their religions to influence their conducts, problems such as corruption, which diverts public funds to private pockets, would have been eliminated in the society.”
Also, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, congratulated Muslims across the country on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
He called on Muslims as well as all Nigerians to utilise this period to pray fervently for peace and unity in the country.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, he urged citizens to use the season to promote national integration.
Also, in a message, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, appealed to Muslims to sustain the lessons of Ramadan and replicate same in their daily lives for a better society.
He advised them not to be carried away by only the pageantry of the Sallah, but to use it for sober reflection.
While emphasising the importance of peace, unity and tolerance among Nigerians, Mr Dogara urged everyone to extend hands of support to the needy in the society as well as pray against the current security and economic situation of the country.