Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has urged women to use the Holy month of Ramadan to pray for peace and security of the nation.
Mrs. Buhari made the call in a Ramadan message issued on Sunday and sent to women in Oyo State.
The wife of the president said “As women, we have to pray for the peace and security of the nation in this holy period”.
Mrs. Buhari, who also sent foodstuff to the women, called on Nigerians, irrespective of religion or ethnicity, to embrace peace and selflessness.
Distributing the food items, wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, urged Muslims to emulate Mrs. Buhari’s gesture during the Ramadan.
She commended the president’s wife for her benevolence, noting this was the first time the state had received such gesture from the federal stratum.
According to Mrs. Ajimobi, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs. Atinuke Osunkoya, the importance of giving to the needy during Ramadan has a lot of blessings attached to it and also reaching out to the less privileged in society.
Some of the recipients of the food items thanked Mrs. Buhari for giving generously to women in the state and prayed that God will bless her endeavours.
The foodstuff distributed included bags of rice, vegetable oil, custard and garri among others.