President Buhari Wishes Nigerians A Happy New Year

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Rakiya Garba Karaye, Maiduguri

Following the celebrations, Walima, and public holidays in most states of federation marking the New Year of Islamic Calender, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday congratulated Nigerians, as well as the Muslim world, on the New Year 1443 and the commemoration of the migration (Hijra) of Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wassalam) from Makkah to Madinah.

Malam Garba Shehu the Presidential Aid on Media and Publicity made this available to Newsmen in a statement
He said “On the occasion of the Islamic New Year, and the commemoration of the Hijrah, president Muhammadu Buhari urges Muslims and other citizens to imbibe the lessons of compassion, peace, and support for one another.

He also said President Buhari urged Muslims to reflect on the importance and historic significance of the Hijrah and the overall teachings of the Holy Prophet and follow his examples.

Dandal KURA RADIO International recalled that the Presidency of Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, directed that Tuesday which is the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram, marks Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Makkah to Medina in 622 AD.

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