By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerian Muslims to use the Ramadan period to pray for peace and security in the country.
The President, in a statement issued yesterday by his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity, Reuben Abati, used the opportunity of the commencement of the Ramadan fast to reassure the entire nation that the Federal Government will continue to work tirelessly to curb insurgency, terrorism and other criminal activities, which have caused insecurity in parts of the country.
He urged Nigerians not to succumb to despair, but to remain steadfast in the firm conviction that with courage, determination, focus, decisiveness and collective support for the Armed Forces and security agencies, the country will ultimately overcome the evil agents of sectionalism, sectarianism and international terrorism who seek to disunite the nation.
Jonathan also called on Nigerian Muslims to rededicate themselves in fuller measure to the virtues of piety, self-discipline, tolerance, equity, honesty, fairness and sympathy for the less privileged which the Holy month promotes.