Buhari made the call in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, to mark the beginning of Ramadan.
The President also urged Nigerian Muslims to exercise patience and tolerance and reject voices that seek to divide the nation.
The statement titled ‘President Buhari welcomes Ramadan, asks citizens to remember the poor and the Internally displaced,” reads:
“President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday welcomed the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting.”
“In saidessage to the nation to mark the occasion, President Buhari prayed to Allah to accept our sacrifices and increase the unity, solidarity, peace and prosperity of the nation.
“He urged Muslims in the country to exercise patience and tolerance and reject voices that seek to divide the nation.
“He also urged all citizens to show compassion to the millions of the less endowed and remember those that have been displaced by conflict in their charity and prayers in this important period.”
Meanwhile, Archbishop Samson Benjamin has embarked on a one-man protest against the Buhari administration with a heavy coffin on his head in Lagos.