Ramadan: Regardless of Religion, We Must Be Our Brothers’ Keeper – Osinbajo

  • Osinbajo laments changes in the Ramadan seasons.
  • Reminds Buhari administration of its core electoral promise.

Vice-President Osinbajo has condemned some politicians, who were bent on dividing the people along ethno-religious lines.

Osinbajo condemned some inciting statements by the opposition on Monday night when he was hosted alongside the Ministers, Service Chiefs, Heads of Security Agencies and Chief Executives of Federal Government Agencies and Institutions to a breaking of fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari.

While thanking the president for inviting both Muslims and Christians, to the breaking of fast with him, Osinbajo said that regardless of ethnic and religious affiliations Nigerians must continue to be their brothers’ keepers and must work towards building a united nation.

Speaking on the season of Ramadan Osinbajo, who said there are some reasons he always looks forward to the Ramadan session, noted that some of those reasons are now being seriously challenged.

“The first of those reasons is that during the Ramadan meetings are usually very short. But, unfortunately, last Wednesday Mr. President seemed to have destroyed that very good notion by taking us through the longest FEC meeting in the history of the Federal Executive Council.

“So, we shouldn’t expect anymore that meeting will necessarily be short during the Ramadan.

“The second is that some of my friends are far less troublesome during the Ramadan. People like Lai Mohammed, Abba Kyari, Adamu Adamu they are usually very well behaved during the Ramadan. But I’m not even sure that that is true anymore.

“So, I think that all we can truly expect now from the season is the possibility what it was meant to do which is to remind us of some of our responsibilities to ourselves as brothers and to our fellow men/women especially our roles as leaders.”

While noting that is auspicious that this particular Ramadan falls at the eve of the new term in office, the vice president said it is an opportunity for the Buhari administration to remind itself over the core mandates which is the welfare and security of the majority of our people.

Those, who joined the President for the fast-breaking meal known as Iftar, included some heads of federal government agencies and institutions. The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, the Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority, Alhaji Yakubu Ibn Muhammed, and the Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Abdullahi Mukhtar, were among the dignitaries at the event.

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