President Tinubu Urges Compassion and Sacrifice in Eid-el-Kabir Message

Lagos, Nigeria – June 16, 2024: In a heartfelt message delivered during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu called on Nigerians to embody compassion and extend kindness to their neighbors, emphasizing that such acts are essential for the country’s progress. Speaking to journalists after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers in Lagos on Sunday, President Tinubu highlighted the need for collective sacrifice to move the nation forward.

“We have been reminded by the Chief Imam about the importance of sacrifice,” President Tinubu said. “As citizens, our responsibilities include loving our country, caring for our neighbors, sharing what we have, and being thankful to Almighty God. This is the true spirit of Eid-el-Kabir.”

The prayers, led by the Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Suleiman Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla, focused on themes of love, sacrifice, and care for the poor and vulnerable. The Chief Imam urged Nigerians to honor the legacies of the nation’s past leaders who made significant sacrifices for Nigeria’s growth and development. He mentioned notable figures such as Sir Ahmadu Bello, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, and Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, whose contributions were pivotal in nation-building.

Sheikh Abou-Nolla called on citizens to ensure that the sacrifices of these leaders are not forgotten and to follow in their footsteps to continue the nation’s progress. He also urged prayers for President Tinubu, asking for divine strength and wisdom for him to achieve his vision for a better and more prosperous Nigeria.

Key Messages from President Tinubu and the Chief Imam:

Sacrifice and Responsibility: President Tinubu emphasized that true citizenship requires sacrifice, commitment, and love for one’s country and neighbors.

Legacy of Past Leaders: The Chief Imam highlighted the importance of honoring the sacrifices of Nigeria’s past leaders and continuing their legacy of nation-building.

Prayer for Leadership: Citizens were encouraged to pray for the President, seeking strength and wisdom for him to lead the country towards prosperity.

The Eid-el-Kabir celebrations provided a moment of reflection and a call to action for Nigerians to unite in compassion and dedication to the nation’s growth.

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