Ramadan: Senate President urges prayers for peace, security in Nigeria


Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has called on all Nigerians particularly the Muslim faithful to pray for peace and security in the country as they observed the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Lawan in a statement he personally signed enjoined all Muslim faithful to show love to their neighbours and pray for the unity and peace of our dear nation as it faces numerous security challenges.

He said the Federal Government and the National Assembly are doing everything possible to ameliorate the challenges we are facing through good governance and improving the security of lives and property.

The statement reads: “I felicitate all Nigerians, particularly the Muslim Ummah, as we enter the Holy Month of Ramadan.

“Ramadan is the month when Muslims across the world observe one of the five pillars of their faith, share with their neighbours and show love to all people around them.

“It is a period of spiritual reflection, abstinence, sacrifice and supplications to the Almighty Allah.

“The holy month of Ramadan thus provides the faithful with the opportunity to commune with Allah and live as His Prophets enjoin us to do as we seek His blessings and mercies.

“The essence of the period is even more significant for us as we seek solutions and divine guidance out of the challenges that we currently face in our dear nation.

“The Nigerian government is doing everything possible to ameliorate the situation and also realises that much more has to be done.

“The National Assembly will not relent in its efforts at promoting good governance for the security, peace and progress of Nigeria.

“For our Muslim compatriots, let us use the opportunity of the Ramadan to pray for Nigeria, knowing that Allah answers the prayers of the faithful.

“I wish you all a happy Ramadan.”