On his return to Nigeria on Tuesday evening from his travels overseas, Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu issued a call for his countrymen to be compassionate toward one another in the days leading up to the celebration of Sallah.
At 5:05 pm local time, Tinubu landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, where he was greeted by a large gathering of fans who had been waiting for him.
After spending a week in Paris, France, where he participated in a summit for A New Global Financing Pact that was sponsored by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, the President then traveled to London for a private visit. The trip had originally been scheduled to last for one week.
In observance of Eid el-Kabir, I join Muslims in Nigeria and throughout the world. Tinubu stated that we should thank the All-Mighty Allah for the blessing of being able to experience yet another Eid.
“As we fully immerse ourselves in the happiness that this moment brings and celebrate, let us not forget those who may not be as fortunate as we are,” the speaker said.
“Coming as the end of religious activities covering the first ten days of the Islamic Month of Dhul Hijjah, Eid-el-Kabir enjoins us as Muslims to show mercy and compassion to our fellow humans. This is because it marks the end of the religious activities that take place during the Islamic Month of Dhul Hijjah.
It has been said that “Eid el-Kabir is a festival of sacrifice and complete obedience to Allah, as shown by the extraordinary deed that Prophet Ibrahim performed.”
“There is no greater sense of duty that has ever been recorded in history outside of the ennobling example of Prophet Ibrahim in offering his only son Ismail as a sacrifice to Allah.”
The President stated that the most effective manner in which we may set this example for others is by the manner in which we behave ourselves in connection to our fellow citizens and by the manner in which we fulfill our responsibilities to our cherished country.
He exhorted Nigerians to adopt the virtues that were inherent in the life of the Prophet, such as total dedication to Allah, tolerance, patience, perseverance, selflessness, love, and compassion, and to do so in their daily lives.
Tinubu emphasized that during this season, everyone should make an effort to help and support those in their communities who are weak and vulnerable. “This season, let us endeavor to multiply good deeds with our kindness to our fellow Muslims and others,” Tinubu said.
He is of the opinion that everyone in the nation will demonstrate the values and characteristics that are associated with our faith if this course of action is taken.
Tinubu further recognized that at this time, our nation is facing a number of issues, particularly with regard to our faltering economy and the escalating dangers that we face in terms of our security.
“Although I am aware of all of them, I want to reassure you that these are not insurmountable obstacles. I am working around the clock with my team to develop potential answers,” he continued.
We have begun the process of reforming our economy and removing any obstacles to progress by beginning with the decisions that have already been made.
Tinubu issued a call to action to the people of Nigeria, urging them to confront the future with renewed hope and the conviction that the country’s futures will be better.
In addition, the President extended his best wishes to all Nigerians for a joyous Sallah celebration.