The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called on Muslims and all Nigerians to dedicate Ramadan period to offer prayers for the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and nation’s prosperity.
Saraki, in a message he signed, said the Holy month presented another opportunity for Nigerians to show love to the less privileged, especially those currently living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the country.
“It is a great pleasure and honour to once again felicitate with millions of Nigerian Muslims, and of course, Muslims across the world, on the start of the glorious month of Ramadan.
“Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam.
“Ramadan is a unique symbol of the values that Muslims and people of all faiths share – that is charity, cooperation, compassion and self-restraint,” he said.
He added that Ramadan was also an occasion for Muslims to strengthen family and community ties and share God’s gifts with those in need.
“This is why I invite us to reflect on the conditions of our brothers and sisters in IDPs camps that for no fault of their own are unable to fast in the comfort of their homes like you and I.
“This heart-breaking conditions, therefore, remind us all of our common humanity and compel us into positive actions that could bring a permanent end to the situations.
“I like to also use this occasion to pray for the quick recovery of our dear President, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“My thoughts and prayers are always with him just as I wish for him a complete and restful recovery.
“May the glory and blessings of this month shine upon us now and always,” he said.