By Our Correspondents
As Nigerians join the rest of the world in the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari and other prominent persons in the country have lent their voices to the call for peaceful coexistence amongst citizens.
Apparently wary of the recent wave of hate speeches and quit notices being issued by some Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari specifically appealed to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against their fellow countrymen.
In his Sallah message to Nigerians, the president who is currently in London for medical vacation harped on the need to live in peace and unity in the country, which he said is the envy of many less endowed nations.
According to a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari sent his message of greetings to Nigerians Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens to resolve to live in peace and avoid making reckless statements.
The president’s message reads thus: “I am immensely grateful to God for his mercy in guiding us successfully to conclude another Ramadan fast. My greetings to all Nigerian Muslims, and our brother-Christians, on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.
“May the lessons of Ramadan namely; piety, self-denial, prayers and generosity to the poor and needy be with us for all time. I, again, appeal to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against our fellow countrymen. We should all resolve to live in peace and unity in our great country, which is the envy of many less endowed nations.
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