Menu Close

Tinubu at Eid-el-Fitr prayers, urges Nigerians to love country, defend its integrity

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (2nd right); Mr. Muri Okunola, Principal Secretary to President (r); H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola, Honourable Minister for Marine and Blue Economy (l), and Other Dignitaries at Eid-el-Fitr Prayers Held at Dodan Barracks, in Lagos Photo: State House

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at Eid prayers held at Dodan Barracks praying ground, in Lagos, encourages Muslims celebrating the conclusion of Ramadan to extend values of sacrifice and resilience beyond the fasting period, stressing the need for Nigerians to love their country

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Lagos, joined the Muslim faithful to observe Eid-el-Fitr prayers, urging Nigerians to continue to have faith in his administration and remain patriotic citizens.

The Nigerian President, who stated this while addressing news reporters after the prayers at the Eid Ground at the Dodan Barracks, said the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration, aimed at bringing prosperity to Nigerians, is being diligently implemented.

Tinubu also encouraged Muslims celebrating the conclusion of Ramadan to extend the values of sacrifice and resilience beyond the fasting period.

The President emphasised the need for Nigerians to love their country.

He also stated: “The resilience and sacrifice that we have shown and made during these months should be preserved.

“Be a kind and cheerful giver. We must love our country more than any other country, because that is the only one we have.”

President Tinubu further noted: “We must continue to protect the integrity of our government and leadership.

”The Renewed Hope Agenda is alive, well and fine, and Nigerians should continue to be very hopeful.

“Without hope, there is no salvation. Without hope, there is no development. Without hope, there is no life. Eid Mubarak.”

Sheikh Sulaiman Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla, Chief Imam of Lagos State, who led the prayers, in his sermon, urged Nigerians to shun all acts of violence, ensure peaceful co-existence, and continue to have faith in the country.

The cleric asked those in leadership positions to remain faithful to their oaths of office and work towards alleviating the suffering of the less privileged.

Sheikh Abou-Nolla stated: “Let us not forget our brothers and sisters in Gaza and other areas of conflict.”

The Chief Imam of Lagos State also offered prayers of God’s guidance, wisdom, and protection for President Tinubu, the Lagos State Government, as well as for peace and stability in the country.

Kindly Share This Story

 

 

 

 

Kindly share this story