Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has urged Muslim Faithful across the country to use this [eriod of Ramadan to pray for peace, security, and God’s intervention in tackling the myriad socio – economic challenges confronting the nation.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu said the month of Ramadan is a period for Muslims faithful to rededicate themselves to the true ideals of Islam as a religion of peace.
“Let us exploit the grace in this season to seek God’s divine intervention in our lingering economic and security challenges. As a nation, we need God’s power to overcome our present situation. Fasting is not mere abstinence from food, drink and worldly pleasures alone, but a time to seek Allah’s power through prayers to be able to faithfully carry out the sublime injunctions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SWT) who was sent by Almighty Allah to show humanity the way of holiness, peace and brotherly kindness,” he said.
He said, while the Muslim faithful fervently strive for improvement in the living standards of the people, the Federal Government will on its part ensure that the right policies and laws that would make life more meaningful in the country are put in place and dutifully enforced to bring about prosperity and harmony in the society.
He also stated that the present administration will continue to work to ensure that insurgents, terrorists, militia groups and other criminal elements that have plunged some parts of the country into a state of anarchy are flushed out.
Saraki further urged all Nigerians “not to succumb to despair but to remain steadfast in the firm conviction that with courage, determination, focus and collective will the country will ultimately overcome its present travails and emerge prosperous and peaceful once more.”