Eid-el-Fitr: Saraki urges Nigerians to back prayers with positive attitudes

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on Nigerians to support the prayers they have made during the holy month of Ramadan concerning the nation with positive attitudes necessary for development.

He also congratulated Muslims for the successful completion of this year’s (1443 AH) Ramadan fast and also for the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

Saraki said in a statement on Sunday signed by his spokesman Yusuph Olaniyonu that Ramadan symbolises Allah’s way of teaching humanity the attitude of living virtuously.

He said, “While all of us seek to stay away from activities that are injurious to our health, our nation, and our fellow human beings and seek to live a decent life during the fasting period, we should make this solemn and God-fearing way of life a permanent thing.

“We should all extend the lessons of Ramadan to the way we live with our neighbours. We should seek peace at all times, promote tolerance of people who speak different languages with us, and worship God in different ways. We should respect the laws of the land and exhibit discipline at all times. Our level of patriotism should increase after Ramadan. That is what this just ended holy month signifies.

“I do not doubt that millions of Nigerian Muslims who just completed their fasting as well as their Christian brothers and sisters who earlier this month completed the Lent period of fasting prayed for Nigeria. It is the cumulation of all these prayers that have kept this country going despite all the serious challenges confronting her. I believe God will decisively intervene in the affairs of our country and save her from all the existential threats.”

The former governor of Kwara State prayed for guidance from God for all citizens as the country prepares for the polls in 2023.