President Muhammadu Buhari urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud to reflect on the virtue of the Holy Prophet by demonstrating love, patience and understanding for fellow citizens.
Buhari gave the charge in a Maulud message on Wednesday, through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja.
Muslims all over the world celebrate the day to mark the birth of Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
He enjoined the Muslim Ummah and other citizens to always exhibit the virtues of sincerity, honesty, generosity and kindness in all ramifications.
The president appeal to all citizens, and youths in particular, to shun all negative operations as manifested in recent hijacking of #EndSARS protest to loot and destroy both public and private property.
Muhammadu Buhari on the police brutality issue, reiterated his promises to bring Police officers responsible for misconduct, not leaving looters of treasury, to justice.
On the COVID-19 pandemic, Buhari said that the country had so far managed the problem successfully by keeping the numbers as low as possible.
He, however, cautioned that Nigerians must not stretch their luck too far.
“Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert the second wave of the pandemic. We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again.
“Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown.”
The president, therefore, advised Nigerians to continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols of social distancing, wearing of face masks and washing of hands.