The President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has urged all Muslim faithful to emulate the Holy Prophet’s example of humility, forgiveness, and service to others.
In a Ramadan message via his verified Twitter page on Thursday, Tinubu asked Muslims across the world to remember Nigeria and her leaders in prayers during the holy month.
The president-elect prayed that the Ramadan period brings peace and unity to Nigeria, and urged Nigerians to remember that the country’s diversity is for a purpose.
Tinubu noted that Ramadan is beyond abstinence from food and drinks but an opportunity to imbibe the values of justice, tolerance, and compassion.
He, therefore, called on the Muslim faithful to adhere to the lessons of the holy month of Ramadan which “point to the success of unity and not a failure of division.”
He said: “Ramadan is more than a month of fasting. We fast to strengthen our relationship and our appreciation of Allah. We fast to make ourselves better servants of both Allah and our fellow man. However, this month is more than abstention from food and drink from dawn to dusk.
“It must entail imbibing the spirit and true meaning behind the holy month. We must keep hold of the excellent and wonderful things the holy month of Ramadan signifies.
“As we embark on fasting and spiritual reflection, let us proceed, imbued with the spirit of sacrifice, self-discipline, goodwill, justice, tolerance, mercy, compassion, and generosity that lie at the heart of Islam.
“Let us strive to emulate Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) example of humility, forgiveness, and service to others.
“Let us move in this way that we may make of ourselves a better people and nation in which all people, Muslim and non-Muslim, may live in trust, peace and justice as Allah would have it be.
“As we engage in supplications to Allah, let us also remember our country and leaders in our prayers. The lessons of the holy month of Ramadan point to the success of unity, not the failure of division.”