President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to rise against the odds that have dodged the country, keep the prejudices aside, strengthen the bonds of friendship to build a united nation.
In his message to Nigerians to mark the Eid-el Kabir, President Buhari said: “we must learn to see ourselves as brothers and sisters from the same heritage,
who must come to terms with the African proverb that ‘‘a family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break.
“I sincerely believe that our nation can make rapid progress on all fronts if we re-enact the exemplary virtues, typified by Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim, through his sacrifice, patience, steadfastness, generosity and obedience to Allah’s command and constituted authority.”
The President thanked all Nigerians who prayed for his recovery and have continued to extend their goodwill and support after his return to the country.
“Indeed, your fervent and sincere prayers, which cut across religion, political and ethnic divides, has energised me to re-dedicate myself and this administration to the task of building a great Nigeria.”
President Buhari, who congratulated Nigerian Muslims now in Saudi Arabia to participate in the rites of the Hajj, assured that his government, which has made the security, economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians its priority, will not rest on its oars until it sees the Nigeria of its dream. [myad]

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