President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has today, 12th May 2021, sent his Eid Al Fitr message and wishes to all Nigerians and Muslims all over the world, as they celebrate the Eid Al Fitr today.
He called on all citizens of Nigerian to pray for the country to overcome the myriad of insecurity problems facing it. He said this is the best time for Nigerians to remember the country and pray for it to remain peaceful and one.
In the Eid Al Fitr message sent through his media aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari calls all Nigerians to continue observating COVID-19 prevention protocols and not allow themselves to be carried away by the eid al fitr celebrations.
He noted that it is a good thing to see that some Christians extends their goodwill and gave gifts to Muslim during the Ramadan.
According to Buhari in the eid al fitr message that he signed,
“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.
“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.
“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.”