Buhari’s wife seeks love at Ramadan, empowerment for widows
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has urged Muslims across the country, not to abandon the spirit of Ramadan after the fasting period.
She said this while distributing Ramadan gifts to members of NASFAT, Ansar-ul-deen, and the Hausa community in Lagos State.
Represented at the event by wife of the Lagos State governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, the president’s wife noted that Ramadan represented love, peace, forgiveness, peaceful co-existence and extending helping hand to the less privileged.
She said that the holy Prophet held those tenets in high esteem and lived his whole life around them, adding that the entire sacrifice of fasting would only achieve its purpose, if Muslims continued with those principles beyond Ramadan.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the chief Missioner, NASFAT society of Nigeria, Shelk Abdullahi Akinbode thanked Mrs. Aisha Buhari for her kindness and for staying connected with people at the grassroots from far-away Aso Rock. He assured that the beneficiaries would use the fasting period to re-connect properly with Allah and carry the principles of the holy month beyond the period of fasting.
In another development, Mrs. Buhari had called for cultural transformation and an end to wicked and inhuman widowhood rites imposed on Nigerian women.