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President Buhari greets Nigerian Muslims on commencement of Ramadan



President Buhari has sent his greetings to Nigerians and Muslims, at the commencement of the month-long Ramadan fast.

Recall that the Sultan of Sokoto on Sunday night declared Monday as the first day of Ramadan fast in Nigeria, after the crescent moon heralding the Islamic month of Ramadan was seen in several states. He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country which indicates that Sunday is the end of 8th Islamic month of Sha’aban. The Sultan said that reports of the moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country.

President Buhari who sent his greetings to Muslims and Nigerians at the commencement of the Ramadan fast, called for the continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country. President Buhari according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu noted that Islam is a religion of peace that upholds the values of tolerance and mutual coexistence without a place for hatred and violence.

He urged Muslims to use the fasting period to build a relationship of friendship and harmony

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