Eid-el-Fitr: Tinubu, Obi, Atiku, Sanwo-Olu Preach Unity For Nation Building

Eid-El-Fitr: Tinubu, Obi, Atiku, Sanwo-Olu Preach Unity For Nation Building

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As Muslims all over the world celebrate the feast of Eid-el-Fitr, Nigerian President Bola Tinubu and other eminent political leaders, including Mr Peter Obi, and ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, have called on Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the cause of nation building stemming from genuine love for one another and unity.

The feast of Eid-el-Fitr marks the end of 30 days Ramadan fast.

The President said the season reminds Muslims about the need to submit to God and His commands of sacrifice and service to humankind.

According to a statement by his media adviser, Ajuri Ngelale,  President Tinubu, while felicitating with the Muslim faithful, prayed that their supplications and sacrifices this season and even after would receive fitting rewards from Almighty Allah.

The statement said: “The President greets the Muslim faithful in Nigeria and all around the world, praying that their supplications and sacrifices this season and even after will receive the fitting rewards from Almighty Allah.

“President Tinubu appeals to all citizens to come together and

rededicate themselves to the noble duty of building the nation, stating: ‘We are the sculptor, and Nigeria is the clay; we build it the way we desire.”

The Nigerian leader prayed that the lessons, blessings, and joys of the season abide with the citizens always while wishing Nigerians, Happy Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.

 

Peter Obi

On his part, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Mr Peter Obi, called on the people not to allow the prevailing economic hardship in the country to affect their spirit of love, brotherliness and peaceful co-existence.

The former governor of Anambra State urged the Muslim faithful to seek Allah’s intervention in Nigeria’s situation.

He emphasized that in order to foster a sense of unity and promote national growth, people should recommit to the values of love, patriotism, and unity during this year’s Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.

He said that after their times of fasting, followers of the two great religions—Islam and Christianity—should allow the seriousness of the holy months to affect their attitudes and behaviors toward each other.

Obi also expressed his sadness at the level of bloodshed that occurs in the country almost on a daily basis and asked the faithful to seek Allah’s help in the situation.

 

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Atiku

In his 2024 Eid-el-Fitr message, Atiku Abubakar said that with the completion of the Ramadan season and all its lessons, those in positions of authority should have a cause to show compassion on ordinary citizens and lead in their interests.

“Ramadan should cause a reflection on those in positions of authority to show more compassion to the people,” Atiku stated via his official X handle, formerly Twitter.

“The requirement of forbearance and compassion between the leaders and the people are the lessons to be learnt about this year’s Ramadan, in accordance with the teachings of noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW),” he added.

According to a statement from his media office, the PDP presidential standard bearer in the 2023 general election congratulated Nigerian Muslims for successfully observing the mandatory Ramadan fast despite the harsh economic realities in the country.

“For many Nigerians, who observed the mandatory Ramadan fasting this year, the reality of the harsh economic environment in the country put many families and individuals under intense pressure.

“But in the face of this daunting challenge, many people pulled through out of seeking piety. The completion of Ramadan should cause a reflection on those in positions of authority to show more compassion to the people,” part of the statement read.

Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, urged Muslims to hold on to the lessons of the season which include discipline, prayerfulness and submission to the will of Allah.

Sanwo-Olu also appealed to the people to continue upholding peaceful coexistence, and tolerance of all religious groups

“Today, I am delighted to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri with the Muslim community in Lagos State as we mark the end of a month-long period of spiritual renewal,” the Lagos governor stated in his message posted on his verified X handle on Wednesday.

“Let us continue to uphold spirituality, peaceful coexistence, and tolerance towards all religious groups.

“Let us reflect on the significance of Ramadan, which teaches us self-discipline, prayerfulness, and submission to the will of Allah.

“Let us also embody the noble qualities of Ramadan by helping the less fortunate, expressing gratitude to Allah, and demonstrating kindness and generosity to one another.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Ezeja is a passionate journalist with six years of experience writing on economy, politics and energy. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication.

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