It’s delightful to see Christians breaking fast, extending goodwill, gifts to Muslims -Buhari


Muhammadu Buhari has sent his best wishes to all Nigerians and Muslims across the globe as they mark the Eid Al Fitr following the completion of a month of fasting.

This was disclosed a statement Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity)

a message signed by him, Buhari says: “On this blessed occasion, I wish that the Eid festival brings with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood and love amongst all.

“Unity and solidarity among all citizens, Muslims and Christians are imperative especially a time when our country is faced with multiple challenges which are surmountable only when we come together as one.

“It is important that we remember how we share, through our faiths, common bonds that should serve to unite us and not allow ourselves to succumb to those who seek to divide us, using our two great religions, for their selfish advantages.

“We should jointly pray against the tragic incidents of and banditry and the desperate quest for political power expressed through blackmail against the existence of our country as a entity.

“We must resist the temptation to retreat into our communities. I urge our political and religious leaders as well as traditional rulers to our to turn towards one another love and compassion.”

According to the President, it is noteworthy and delightful to see Christians breaking fast and some instances, extending goodwill and gifts to Muslim faithful during the Ramadan. “This model also shone through with Muslim groups joining Christian festivities. These are practices that promote brotherhood and forgiveness,” he says.

Buhari also urged Nigerians to continue to observe all COVID-19 prevention measures and celebrate responsibly during the holidays.