The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday, urged Muslims to pray for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government during the Ramadan period.
APC said Muslims should pray for Buhari’s government as he complements efforts in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC lamented that this year’s Ramadan was coming at a time when the world was confronted with COVID-19.
The statement said:
“As the 2020 holy month of Ramadan commences, the All Progressives Congress (APC) congratulates all Muslim faithful in Nigeria and across the world for witnessing this holy month.
“The month of Ramadan is significant for Muslims worldwide as a period of fasting, prayer, reflection, dedication to worship, and offering supports to the less privileged.
“The 2020 Ramadan is coming at a most crucial and challenging time in the world’s history, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging almost every nation on earth.
“As a governing party, we understand the difficulty the pandemic has brought to our people and particularly, the challenges Nigerians are bound to face during this period of fasting.
Therefore, as President Muhammadu Buhari administration continues to scale up on the palliatives and expand the scope of supports for the different segments of the population and businesses, it is incumbent on all of us to pull ourselves along during this difficult period.