The president wants Muslims to show compassion and forgiveness as well as pray for the world to surmount the challenges of conflicts
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday called on Muslims to use the remaining period of the Ramadan to seek Allah’s intervention in the various challenges confronting nations of the world.
Mr. Jonathan made the call during the breaking of Ramadan fast with Muslim members of the diplomatic community at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President called on his guests and Muslims across the world to pray for divine intervention for nations facing civil strife, political instability and financial crisis.
“I wish to call on you while praying during this period, and especially during the Night of Majesty, to pray for peace and security to reign and for Allah to guide the leaders and give them wisdom to work for the development of their respective countries,” he said.
He said that Muslims should also use the period to show compassion and forgiveness as well as pray for the world to surmount the challenges of conflicts and wars.
He noted that such prayers were imperative in order to achieve global peace and harmony.
The President noted that the month of Ramadan was a time for self denial, spiritual rejuvenation and recommitment to righteousness.
The Acting Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of Guinea in Nigeria, urged Jonathan not to be discouraged with the spate of insecurity in the country.
He assured the President that victory would be certainly recorded at the end of the day.