President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests and unite. The President, who made the call in his Sallah message to the nation on Monday, asked citizens to promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times.
President Buhari also urged all Muslims to use the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations for sober reflection and self-examination, as well as strive to be good ambassadors of Islam by upholding high moral values.
He stressed that the anti-corruption campaign of the Federal Government is a task that must be done in order to protect the larger interests of the ordinary Nigerians who are the worst victims of diseases, poverty, malnutrition and other afflictions.
On the current economic challenges in the country, President Buhari reassured Nigerians that such were temporary, insisting that the welfare of the people was the main thrust of the ‘change agenda’ of his administration.
The Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has in his congratulatory message urged Muslims to imbibe the lessons of total submission and obedience to the will of Almighty Allah and promote the principle of being one another’s keepers.
The governor who emphasised the need to pray for the unity, peace, progress and stability of the country as we approach another period of general elections in the country, enjoined everyone to participate actively in the forth-coming elections by making sure that they obtain their PVC.