By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
*salutes them for successful Ramadan fast
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Dr. Boss Mustapha has greeted the entire Muslim Ummah across the country on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
This was expessed in a statement contained in a Sallah message made available to newsmen through the National Coordinator of the Mr. Synergy Advocates, Comrade Musa Usman Terrang in Yola.
He urged the Muslim faithful to use the lessons received to fervently pray for Nigeria to weather the storms of insecurity.
According to the statement, the SGF congratulated the entire Muslim Ummah for the successful 30 days Ramadan fast and urged them to further pray for the nation’s success and peaceful coexistence.
The SGF urged the Ummah to continue to imbibe the true spirit of Ramadan even after; and the good virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), which includes patriotism, humility, selflessness, generosity, forgiving spirit and brotherhood as a means of worship and loyalty to humanity, the message reads.
The statement enjoined the Muslim faithful to utilize the festive season to continue to pray for NIgeria’s leaders and the country for sustained unity and progress of the nation.
It stressed that the need for prayers for Nigeria is pertinent, most especially at this time that the CoronaVirus pandemic has not rested, ravaging severely other parts of the world – that has brought a change in day-to-day lives and activities even here in Nigeria.
“With fervent prayers, Nigeria would be able to overcome the numerous challenges bedevilling it and guide the country’s leaders,” it added. Muslims were further enjoined to imbibe the virtues of true sacrifice and love as epitomised by the spirit of Eid-el-Fitr.
“Furthermore, we pray that this day shall bring to Muslim Ummah and others, more tidings, blessings, and a moment of sober reflection for the need to make sacrifices and share love to one another for the unity, peace and progress of our country Nigeria.” The statement concluded.