Vice-President Namadi Sambo has urged Nigerians to sustain their prayers for peace and stability in the country.
Sambo made the call in Abuja on Sunday while fielding questions from newsmen after the Eid-el-Fitr prayer.
“We extend our sincere happiness to Almighty Allah that has made it possible for us to see this important day and to pray that he continues to grant favour to our country, Nigeria, for peace and progress.
“We thank Almighty Allah for what he has granted us and we pray that we continue to be given good health and the wisdom for the development and progress of Nigeria,” he said.
He called on Muslim faithful to strengthen the bond of friendship and unity across the country and to always exhibit the good virtues of Ramadan for the progress of the society.
The vice president urged Nigerians to be security conscious always and report suspicious individuals or groups to security agents.
He also advised Nigerians to be thankful to God for His mercy, and avoid acts capable of causing social unrest.
The Eid-el-Fitr prayer, which held at the Karamajiji ground on Airport Road, was led by the Chief Imam of Abuja, Ustaz Musa Mohammed.
In his sermon, Muhammed charged organizations and wealthy Nigerians to always assist the less-privileged in the society “in order to reduce the level of poverty in the country.”
Dignitaries at the prayer included the Head of Service of the Federation, Alhaji Bukar Aji, serving and former ministers and members of the Diplomatic Corps. (NAN)