It is Eid-el-Fitr and President Muhammadu Buhari has a message for Nigerians from London where he is receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

President Buhari sent his greetings to Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens to resolve to live in peace and avoid making reckless statements.

"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.

President Buhari’s message to Nigerians was contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu,  

It is the first time that the President is sending a message to Nigerians after he cancelled his scheduled return from London few weeks ago. He said his doctors needed to conduct some medical tests on him and advised that he should remain in London.

He has been there since May 7.

His ailment has not been disclosed, but his first visit to London on medical ground was for ear check-up.