Bola Tinubu, APC national leader, has called on Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari to enjoy a better Nigeria.
The ex-governor of Lagos also asked Muslims to dedicate themselves to greater adherence and obedience to the compassionate and spiritually nourishing commands of God.
Mr Tinubu, in a statement on Monday in Lagos, urged the people not to forget the poor and vulnerable among them. He encouraged the Muslim faithful never to forget the reason for Eid-el- Kabir and to reach out to give solace and succour to those unable to help themselves.
“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,” he said.
Mr Tinubu also said the country’s challenges called upon all to adhere even more closely to God’s commands. By doing that, he said Nigerians might overcome the challenges and continue to build a just and prosperous society destined for all.
He called on Nigerians to remember Mr Buhari, the governors, and other leaders in their prayers so that they could continue to confront and surmount the challenges facing the country.
“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,” said Mr Tinubu.