President Muhammadu Buhari has 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.
According to a Statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said On the occasion of the Islamic New Year, and the commemoration of the Hijrah, President Buhari urge Muslims and other citizens to imbibe the lessons of compassion, peace, and support for one another.
He wished all Muslims a blessed year.
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.
The statement explained that as directed by the Presidency of Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Tuesday which is the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram marks Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Makkah to Medina in 622 AD.