The first lady of Naija, Mama peace has enjoined Muslim women across africa to reflect on new ways to spread peace and harmonious coexistence as they begin the Ramadan fast.
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The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and President, African First Ladies Peace Mission, Dame (Dr.) Patience Faka Jonathan, has enjoined Muslim women across Africa and especially those in Nigeria to reflect on new ways to spread the culture of sustainable peace and harmonious coexistence in their communities.The First Lady stated this in Abuja in her Ramadan message. She further said that, as Muslim women demonstrate submission to the Almighty by upholding an important pillar of Islamic injunction through the observance of fasting, they should also engage in spiritual introspection and rededicate themselves to God. Dame Jonathan emphasized that as women, they should always strive to inculcate the virtues of tolerance, peace and humility in their children and wards. She noted that these are important values that should be embraced by Moslems and non-Moslems alike.
The First Lady called on women, in the spirit of the holy month, to intensify prayers to change the hearts of those who are misguided into perpetrating violence and urged all Nigerians to shun acts capable of fanning the embers of hate, mistrust and instability.
While praying God to endow the Moslem faithful with the strength to successfully undertake the Ramadan fast, she said that the Almighty will surely reward their piety and diligent observance of the strictures of the holy month.
A. O. Adesugba (Mrs.)
Office of the First Lady