News Summary: All You Need to Know Today 6/7/2016
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Nigerians, especially the Muslim Ummah, on the occasion of this year’s eid el fitr, which marks the
He prayed that the almighty Allah will reward our sacrifices with increased blessing and a more prosperous future.
president Buhari expressed strong belief that true Muslims have been rejuvenated on the true meaning and essence of life and through the teachings of holy prophet Muhammad and have learnt to imbibe the virtues of piety, sacrifice, love, self-denial and good conduct in our daily relationship with one another.
He admonished all patriotic Nigerians to uphold these lessons and also appreciate the numerous materials and human blessings god has endowed the country with.
the president urged Nigerians to learn to show gratitude, respect and tolerance to one other, irrespective of religion, tribe, language and political leanings, as we forge ahead to build on our strengths and opportunities to make Nigeria great again.
He again appealed to those who have the means, to remember the millions of Nigerians who are suffering deprivation because of violence perpetrated by terrorists.
President Buhari said he is aware of what Nigerians are going through and commended the amazing sacrifices they are making in the face of the temporary economic and social challenges reassuring that his administration is working assiduously towards providing basic needs and other amenities.
He reaffirmed that he will not relent in the fight against corruption and will ensure that all appropriate and legal measures are deplored to root out this malaise.
The president commended the armed forces and security agencies for the gains recorded in the fight against terrorists and the rescue of hostages in the north-east part of the country.
He appealed for the support, understanding and patience of all Nigerians and our international partners as his administration explores the fastest means to end the economic sabotage in the Niger Delta and amicably resolve the conflicts within the region.
The president promised Nigerians better days ahead even as he expressed gratitude for their unflinching support to his administration.
Senate President Sallah Message
Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Muslims in the country to sustain the values and virtues which the holy month of Ramadan taught them in their day to day relations with god and fellow human beings.
Saraki in a statement by his special adviser, media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu also urged all Nigerians to remain steadfast and prayerful in the face of daunting socio-economic challenges. He said the present challenges are surmountable if Nigerians realign their character and deeds in tune with the wishes of Allah.
he stated that the country can only regain its lost glory when the citizenry, uphold the virtues of good neighborliness and eschew intolerance of other people’s opinion, corruption , abuse of power, disregard for due process and disobedience to the laws of the land. He urged all Nigerians, across religious divide, to maintain steadfast, prayerful and patriotic and refrain from using violence to express our stand on issues.
Speaker House of Representatives Sallah Message
the speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated the entire muslin Ummah across the country on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.
In a statement by his special adviser on media & public affairs, Turaki Hassan, the speaker urged Muslims to use the period of eid- el- fitri to pray for Nigeria to overcome its present challenges.
Dogara also implored Muslims to allow the lessons of humility, sacrifice, love and selfless service garnered during the 30-day fast to guide their lives and activities.
He noted that the holy month of Ramadan afforded Muslims the opportunity to show compassion, mercy and kindness to their fellow men and also advised that they should continue to put smiles on the faces of others beyond the Ramadan period.
The speaker also called for prayers for the success of the country’s leadership under president Muhammadu Buhari for god to continue to guide, protect and give him the wisdom to steer the affairs of the state and actualize the change agenda.
He affirmed the national assembly’s commitment to upholding the tenets of democracy and championing the cause of the electorates at all times, the speaker promised that the house will continue to initiate laws and legislative interventions to support the change agenda and improve the living conditions of Nigerians.
Federal Government Declares Public Holiday
The Federal Government has declared tomorrow Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of July as public holiday.
A statement from the ministry of interior explains that the declaration follows the directive by the president-general of the supreme council for Islamic affairs and sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar the third, to the effect that the Ramadan fast continues today as a result of the non-sighting of the moon.
The statement quotes the minister of interior lt General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau as urging Nigerians to use this period of sober reflections to ensure harmony, unity and peaceful co-existence while giving full support to the Buhari administration in its efforts to pursue the socio-economic and political growth of the country.
The minister further wishes Nigerians a peaceful celebration.
Eid Ground Set to Host Worshippers
The Abuja National Mosque management board says all is set at the Eid ground to host worshippers for the two Rakaat prayers which are in line with the Islamic injunction to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Acting executive secretary of the board, Abdulkareem Muazu stated this in Abuja.
Good Morning Nigeria on Building a Virile Nigeria
Experts have advocated value re-orientation as a means of building and maintaining peace and unity in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country like Nigeria.
they expressed this view on NTA’s good morning Nigeria while looking at ways of building a virile nation in the light of lessons from the Ramadan fast observed by Muslims preceding the eid-el fitri.
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the suicide bombing in Madinah, which occurred on Monday in Islam’s second holiest city.
Condoling with Saudi authorities over the reprehensible attack, President Buhari says the development was a desecration of all that was sacred and holy, as it took place near the prophet’s mosque, and on one of the holy days of Ramadan.
a statement from presidential adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina quotes the president as describing the bombers as merchants of evil who have once again shown that there is nothing religious in their mindless acts, by striking near the prophet’s mosque.
Their action he says validates the claim that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam emphasizing that purveyors of terror are simply agents of the devil.
The statement urges nations to remain vigilant, so that collectively the forces of darkness on the prowl round the globe can be beaten
Stressing that terrorism no longer respects international boundaries, and so humanity must rise as one body to excise it from our body polity, and assert our liberty from those who pander to base and vicious instincts.
IGP Promises Adequate Security Throughout Sallah Celebration
Meanwhile, the acting inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris has also ordered all zonal headquarters and command commissioners of police to ensure adequate security in their areas of responsibilities throughout the duration of the eid-el-fitri celebration.
in a statement by the force public relations officer DCP Don Awunah, the acting IGP directed that officers should be deployed evenly to cover the highways, worship and recreation centres, government installations and all vulnerable points in order to give Nigerians feasible sense of safety and security as they celebrate the eid-el-fitri and go about their lawful business.
igp Ibrahim Idris said it is his belief that the Nigeria police force under his watch will be people-oriented and problem solving police and that nobody should be afraid to give useful information to the police as every information will be treated with the confidentiality it deserves.
He enjoined Nigerians to be law abiding at all times for the peace, progress and development of the country, reiterating that the cooperation of the public is very critical to the performance of the police and administration of justice.
He wished Nigerians, especially Muslim faith a peaceful 2016 eid-el-fitri celebration.
FRSC Deploys for Sallah
Similarly, the federal road safety corps has deployed 500 patrol vehicles, 50 ambulances, 85 motor bikes, 15 tow trucks and over 20,000 personnel including special marshals, along
Designated routes as part of measures to ensure sanity on the nation’s highways,
During this year’s eid-el-fitri sallah celebration
Corps spokesman, Bisi Kazeem says the exercise is in fulfillment of the corps’ 2016
Strategic goals of reducing road crashes by 15% and fatality by 25%, to ensure safer road use during the festive period which is usually associated with high volume of vehicular traffic.
The special patrol also entails intensive patrols, prompt rescue services, strict
Enforcement of traffic rules and robust public enlightenment campaigns across the
In addition, the FRSC operatives will be deployed along designated eid praying grounds as part of measures to ensure free flow of traffic.
Buratai Celebrates Troops on Location.
Troops of 103 battalion, Konduga Borno State have received special welfare bonus for exemplary gallantry and in the spirit of this year’s Nigerian army day celebration.
This followed the chief of army staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai operational visit to the location in trenches.