Ramadan: Osinbajo preaches love, kindness, generosity

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Muslim faithful in Nigeria to devote themselves to higher virtues of kindness, love and generosity towards one another as they observe Ramadan.

The vice president spoke with State House correspondents shortly after presiding over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Muslims in Nigeria on Tuesday joined their counterparts around the world to begin the 30 days Ramadan fasting.

“I must express very sincere greetings to our Muslim and sisters who begun the Ramadan fast already.

“This is not just a time for abstinence from , drink and other worldly pleasures; it is a time of rededication to the higher virtues — love, kindness, generosity, and consideration for others regardless of faith or ethnicity.

“And also for our nation, the time, I believe to recommit ourselves to unity, brotherhood, to peace and in various ways so that our will all of the objectives that we set for ourselves.

“So, I wish our Muslim and sisters a very happy period of Ramadan; Ramadan Kareem,” he said. (NAN)