Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:03 pm
Abuja – The First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, has enjoined Muslim women in Africa to spread the culture of peace and harmony in their communities as the Ramadan commences.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mrs Ayo Adesugba, the Director of Information, Office of the First Lady in Abuja.
The statement quoted Jonathan, who is also the President, African First Ladies Peace Mission, as saying this in her Ramadan message to the women.
Jonathan called on Muslim women to use the period of Ramadan to rededicate themselves to God.
“Demonstrate submission to the Almighty by upholding an important pillar of Islam through the observance of fasting, they should also engage in spiritual introspection and rededicate themselves to God.”
Jonathan said there was the need for African women to inculcate tolerance, peace and humility in their children and wards.
She said that these virtues were important values that should be embraced by Moslems and non-Moslems alike.
She further urged them to intensify prayers to change the hearts of those perpetrating violence and urged all Nigerians to shun acts of hate, mistrust and instability.
Jonathan prayed to God to endow the Moslem faithful with the strength to successfully undertake the Ramadan fast.