Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has admonished Muslim faithfuls to use the period of Ramadan to pray for the unity and peaceful coexistence of the country.
Muslims officially kicked off Ramadan, the month of fasting and alms giving, on Monday after the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, announced on Sunday the beginning of Ramadan on sighting the new moon.
However, Jonathan, a former governor of Bayelsa, stated on Monday via his official twitter handle @GEJonathan, that they should remain steadfast in their prayers during the ‘blessed’ period of Ramadan.
“As today marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, I urge our Muslim brothers and sisters to pray for a country filled with peace, harmony, and joy,” he began.
“It is also my sincere wish that the mercy of Allah will guide you all to achieve the desired purification of the soul. Wishing you a blessed and Happy Ramadan!”