Buhari Begs Nigerians To Avoid Speaking Recklessly Against Fellow Citizens
President Muhammadu Buhari has requested Nigerians to stop making reckless statements, enjoining all countrymen to live in peace and unity.
The President, who has been on medical leave in the UK since May 7, made this appeal in a message on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
The country has in recent times be reeling from tension heightened by agitations for a sovereign state and the eviction notice handed by Arewa youths for Igbos residing in the North to be out of the region by October 1.
The President, in a statement issued on Saturday by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, urged all citizens to resolve to live in peace.
“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,” the statement read.