President Muhammadu Buhari, has broken his silence, after spending close to 50 days in London, over an undisclosed ailment that has been hunting him for a while now.
The message came a few hours, after the Sultan of Sokoto announced the end of the Ramadan fasting, ushering in the Eid-El-Fitr celebration.
Buhari, who refused to disclose the actual date of his return in his message amidst speculations, urged Christians and Muslims alike, to live peacefully and shun violence.
Though, a close source in the Presidency had revealed that the actual date of Buhari’s return is unknown.
According to the Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the message reads thus:
“I am immensely grateful to God for his mercy in guiding us successfully to conclude another Ramadan fast. My greetings to all Nigerian Muslims and our brother Christians, on the occasion of Eid-El-Fitr.
“May the lessons of Ramadan namely; piety, self-denial, prayers, and generosity to the poor and needy, be with us for all time.
“I again, appeal to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against our fellow countrymen. We should all resolve to live in peace and unity in our great country, which is the envy of many less endowed nations.”
Post-Nigeria recalls, that Buhari had traveled to the UK on May 7, for nearly two months now, with the Presidency giving no specific schedule of his return.