“Be committed to Nigeria’s unity, peace”, Osinbajo urges Nigerians

…Presides over FEC meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday urged Nigerians to recommit themselves to the unity and peace of the country.

According to an issued statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice-President spoke in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after he presided over the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, (FEC), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He also asked Nigerian Muslims not to see the on-going Ramadan fast as merely a season of abstinence from food, drink and worldly pleasures.

The statement was titled ‘Ramadan is a time for higher virtues of love, kindness and generosity’.

Akande quoted Osinbajo as saying that the Ramadan period should be seen as a time of rededication to the higher values and virtues of love, kindness, generosity.

The Vice President said, “I would like to express special greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters who have begun the Ramadan fast”.

According to him, “This is not merely a season of abstinence from food, drink, and worldly pleasures.

“It is a time of rededication to the higher values and virtues of love, kindness, generosity, and consideration for others regardless of faith or ethnicity”.

On the need for unity and peace in the country, Osinbajo reportedly said, “In particular for our nation, we must recommit ourselves now and in the future to the advancement of the unity, brotherhood, and peace in Nigeria”.

Osinbajo presided over the weekly FEC meeting as President Buhari is still in London where, according to the Presidency, he is undergoing routine medical checkups.

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