The Nation (Nigeria)

Eid-el-kabir: Tinubu urges stronger faith, love

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ALL Progressiv­es Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday urged Muslims to dedicate themselves to greater adherence and obedience to the compassion­ate and spirituall­y nourishing commands of Allah.

The one-time Lagos State counselled adherents of the Islamic faith not to forget the poor and vulnerable in the society as they celebrate this year’s Sallah.

He encouraged them never to forget the reason for Eid-elkabir and to reach out to give solace and succour to those unable to help themselves

Tinubu’s counsel was contained in a statement released from his Media Office by Mr. Tunde Rahman.

The statement reads: “I extend my warmest greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters in Nigeria and around the world.

“We give utmost gratitude to Almighty Allah SWT for His munificent blessings and abiding love for all mankind.

“To be a good Muslim is to be a caring and generous human being. Therefore, show brotherly concern and compassion to all.”

According to him, the challenges facing Nigeria as a nation required all to adhere even more closely to Allah’s commands.

He said by so doing, Nigerians may overcome the challenges and continue to build the just and prosperous society destined for all.

The APC stalwart called on Nigerians to remember President Muhammadu Buhari, governors and other leaders in their prayers so that they could continue to confront and surmount the challenges facing the country.

He said: “By so doing, together we can enjoy the benefits of a better Nigeria. This Eid, we must, therefore, beseech Almighty Allah to protect the weak, feed the poor and give us the courage, wisdom to subdue and defeat those who would do violence and destructio­n to the innocent.

“We pray for our gallant soldiers and other security agents confrontin­g these agents of evil people. We pray for the unity and stability of this country.

“Once again, I wish Muslims and indeed all Nigerians a happy Eid-el-kabir.”

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