As Nigerians celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, President Bola Tinubu has assured Nigerians that he is working round the clock in collaboration with his team to tackle Nigeria’s myriad of problems.
He also urged Muslims nationwide to imbibe tolerance and patience as Prophet Ibrahim did, enjoining them to remember the less fortunate at this period.
Tinubu, in his maiden Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians titled, ‘We must multiply out good deeds,’ said he and his team had been busy addressing the effects of the overwhelming economic challenges confronting Nigerians at this time.
He stressed that his administration is working to ease citizens’ daily lives and procure a better future.
Tinubu said, “At the moment, our country is going through some challenges, especially with our struggling economy and simmering security challenges.
“While I acknowledge all of these, I want to assure you that they are not insurmountable.
“I am working day and night with my team, fleshing out solutions. We have started with the decisions taken so far, to reform our economy and remove all impediments to growth.”
Tinubu added that as all Nigerians embrace the present challenges, they must face the future with vigour and Renewed Hope with the confidence that the country’s tomorrow will be better and brighter.
“As we immerse ourselves in the joy of this moment and celebrate, let us remember those who may not be as fortunate like us.
“I join Muslims in Nigeria and all over the world in observance of Eid-el-Kabir.
“We must thank Almighty Allah for the grace to witness another Eid.”
Tinubu said Eid-el-Kabir, which is coming as the end of religious activities spanning the first 10 days of the Islamic Month of Dhul Hijjah, is an opportunity for Muslims to show mercy and compassion to their fellow humans.
He described Eid as a festival of sacrifice and total obedience to Allah, as exemplified by the exceptional action of Prophet Ibrahim.
“There is no greater sense of duty ever recorded in history outside the ennobling example of Prophet Ibrahim in offering his only son Ismail as sacrifice to Allah,” he stated.
Tinubu noted that the best way by which worshippers can demonstrate this example is in how they conduct themselves in relation to their fellow citizens and in their duties to their beloved country.
“We must imbibe and manifest those values inherent in Prophet Ibrahim’s life, namely, complete devotion to Allah, tolerance, patience, perseverance, selflessness, love and compassion,” Tinubu said.
He enjoined Muslims to increase their acts of kindness.
He said, “Let us endeavour to multiply good deeds with our kindness to our fellow Muslims and others by helping and supporting the weak and vulnerable in our communities.
“By so doing, we showcase the values and virtues of our faith.”
“I wish you all a happy Sallah celebration,” he said.