Ramadan: Pray for safe return of Buhari – IGP
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris has called on Muslim faithfuls to use the Ramadan period to fervently pray for the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He added that there was need for all Nigerians to seize the opportunity brought by the fasting to pray for the county’s unity and for peace to reign.
This is contained in a statement in Abuja Friday by the Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood.
The statement reads: “Muslims and other Nigerians should use this period to pray fervently for Buhari’s safe return to enable him deliver good governance he has started.
“Muslims faithful across the country should use this period to pray fervently for greater peace, security, unity and to as well seek God’s intervention in tackling the myriad of socio-economic challenges confronting the nation”.
The Police chief noted that fasting period is an era of sober reflection which gives Muslims opportunity to move closer to God and seek His face in supplication and prayers.
He explained that fasting is not mere abstinence from food, drink and worldly pleasures alone, but a time to seek Allah’s power through prayers to be able to faithfully carry out the transcendent injunctions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SWT).
Idris while calling on Nigerians especially youths to be law abiding and respect the constituted authority in the interest of peace added that Nigerians should to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation for the overall development of the country.