As Muslim Faithfuls across the world are preparing to celebrate Eid Al Fitr President Muhammadu Buhari, sends his best wishes to all Nigerians and Muslims. In a message signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Mr. President on Twitter, President Buhari urges Nigerians to sustain all COVID-19 prevention measures even as the celebration gets underway. President Buhari says: “On this blessed occasion, I wish that the Eid festival brings 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.
Mr. President also advised all to engage in joint prayers against the tragic incidents of kidnapping, banditry, and the desperate quest for political power expressed through blackmail against the existence of our country as a united entity.
He further encouraged all Nigerians to resist the temptation to retreat into communities. He urged political and religious leaders as well as traditional rulers to encourage the citizens to turn towards one another in love and compassion.
According to the President, it is noteworthy and delightful to see Christians breaking fast and in some instances, extending goodwill and gifts to Muslim faithfuls during Ramadan.
“This model also shone through with Muslim groups joining Christian festivities. These are practices that promote brotherhood and forgiveness,” he added.