President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to ignore politicians that are desperate for power through the use of blackmails.
“We should jointly pray against the tragic incidents of kidnapping and banditry and the desperate quest for political power expressed through blackmail against the existence of our country as a united entity.”
In a message of Sallah today, May 12, to Muslims across the globe, signed by him, the President wished that the Eid festival would bring with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood and love amongst all.
“Unity and solidarity among all citizens, Muslims and Christians are imperative especially at a time when our country is faced with multiple challenges which are surmountable only when we come together as one.
“It is important that we remember how we share, through our faiths, common bonds that should serve to unite us and not allow ourselves to succumb to those who seek to divide us, using our two great religions, for their own selfish advantages.
“We must resist the temptation to retreat into our communities. I urge our political and religious leaders as well as traditional rulers to encourage our citizens to turn towards one another in love and compassion.”
President is delighted to note that Christians used to breaking fast and extending goodwill and gifts to Muslim faithfuls during the Ramadan.
“This model also shone through with Muslim groups joining Christian festivities. These are practices that promote brotherhood and forgiveness.”
The President advised Nigerians also to continue to observe all COVID-19 prevention measures and celebrate responsibly during the holidays.