Buhari, wife, celebrate Ramadan together

Buhari, wife, celebrate Ramadan together

President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his family on Thursday, May 13, joined other Muslim faithful to observe Eid al-Fitr prayers at the presidential villa in Abuja.

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, and some of their children were also at the prayers.

Other top government officials including Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno were also in attendance.

The Service Chiefs were also represented as the leaders pray for the country.

They include the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Zubairu Gambo; Minister Of The Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello; the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba; Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi and close aides.

In his message to Nigerians, President Buhari prayed that the Eid-al-Fitr festival will foster unity and solidarity among all citizens as well as bring peace, brotherhood, and love.

Meanwhile, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said President Muhammadu Buhari must consider the demand for a national dialogue and the establishment of state police.

1st News had reported that the governors of 17 Southern States converged on Asaba, Delta State capital, where they made some resolutions and demands from the Federal government.

A ban on open grazing was finalised while the President was urged to convene a national dialogue summit, among others.

In an interview on ARISE TV on Thursday, May 13, Akeredolu justified the demands of the governors; saying some of their counterparts in the north are in support of their position.

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He said it is highly unlikely that the presidency will ignore the governors because of their numbers.

“Getting a presidential buy-in might be some cause for concern, but 17 governors from the south. I believe that whatever we have said should be given some weight, it must be something that has to be considered. That means the presidency will look at it and consider it. The number is large. It is more or less like half of us.

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