Abuja - Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Muslims in the country to embrace the virtues of forgiveness and common understanding as they celebrate the end of the Ramadan.
Abubakar noted that one of the basic components of Ramadan fasting was to seek the mercy of God to forgive sins, and thus it became imperative for humans to extend the grace of forgiveness and common understanding to other human beings.
“Being good Muslims requires that we follow the examples of Prophet Muhammed who was always quick to forgive those that transgressed against him and lived a life of building common understanding among people,” he said.
He was optimistic Nigeria was at the threshold of a new beginning.
"It is important that all hands are on deck and old gaps are closed in order to support the new political leadership," he appealed.
"Let us use the end of the Ramadan fasting to promote a re-awakening of peace and unity in our personal lives, our communities and in Nigeria at large,” Abubakar said.
The end of the Ramadan fast comes at a time Nigeria is under siege from the Boko Haram terrorists.
- CAJ News