‘Share What You Have With Each Other’ — Tinubu Charges Nigerians At Eid-El-Kabir

To move Nigeria forward, President Bola Tinubu has said that some level of sacrifice would be required on the part of the citizens.

The president, who stated this while speaking with journalists after Eid-el-Kabir prayers in Lagos on Sunday, noted the need to extend charity to others in the spirit of the Eid-el-Kabir,

“We have been told by the Chief Imam how we can follow the path of sacrifice. The sacrifice required of a good citizen. Citizenship comes with responsibilities. As citizens, what do we need to do to be committed members of our society? Yes, that is sacrifice; loving your country. Loving your neighbours. Sharing what you have with each other. And to always be thankful to Almighty God,” Tinubu said.

Earlier in his address to the worshippers, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, harped on perseverance and patience.

He prayed for peace and continuous progress in the country.

“I urge you all to live in peace and harmony. Be patient and persevere in order to enjoy the good of the land.

“Also, let us be good Muslims and good citizens of Nigeria. This is what almighty Allah expects of us.

“I pray that we continue to celebrate in one peace and that Nigeria continues to progress,” he said.

The Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Suleiman Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla, in his sermon reiterated the need for more love, sacrifice and care for the poor and the vulnerable.

“Our leaders like the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, to mention a few, sacrificed their knowledge, wealth, sweat, and even life, to the growth and development of the country we call ours today. All their activities and actions were geared towards nation-building.

“We must therefore ensure that their sacrifices are not in vain. It is incumbent on us to follow their footsteps to ensure that this nation, Nigeria, continues to grow in leaps and bounds,” he said.

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