Ramadan: Dogara Advocates Tolerance, Piety
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with Muslims across the country over the commencement of this year’s Ramadan.
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NIGERIA NEWS had previously reported that the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Wednesday declared Thursday as the first of the month of Ramadan following the sighting of the new crescent in several parts of the country.
In a statement to mark the commencement of this year’s Ramadan, the Speaker urged the faithful in Nigeria to use the period to pray for peace, unity, security, socio-economic development and political stability of the country.
“In the spirit of Ramadan, I want to enjoin Muslims in Nigeria to maximize the spiritual and physical benefits associated with the holy month as well as assimilate the Ramadan’s ethical principles of sharing, caring, love, tolerance and piety”.
“The Ramadan fast is a very significant act of worship, being one of the five pillars of Islam, as such, I urge Muslim faithful to use the one month period in devotion and supplication in order to achieve the blessings inherent in the holy month and to pray to God to restore peace, unity and stability across the country”.