Eid-el-Kabir: Tinubu urges prayers for Buhari, other leaders


File: President Buhari welcomes Aiwaju Tinubu

By Oluwatope Lawanson

Former governor of Lagos, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has Nigerians to remember President Muhammadu Buhari, the governors and other leaders in their prayers so that they could continue to confront and surmount the challenges facing the country.

Tinubu, who said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos also asked Muslims to dedicate themselves to greater adherence and obedience to the compassionate and spiritually nourishing commands of Almighty Allah.

Tinubu, one of the leaders of All Progressive Congress (APC), said that the challenges faced as a nation called upon all to adhere even more closely to Allah’s commands.

He also urged the people not to forget the poor and vulnerable among them.

He encouraged the Muslim faithful never to forget the reason for Eid-el- Kabir and to reach out to give solace and succour to those unable to help themselves

“I extend my warmest greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters in Nigeria and around the world.

“We give utmost gratitude to Almighty Allah SWT for His munificent blessings and abiding love for all mankind.

“To be a good Muslim is to be a caring and generous human being therefore, show brotherly concern and compassion to all,” he said.

He said by so doing, Nigerians may overcome the challenges and continue to build the just and prosperous society destined for all.

“By so doing, together we can enjoy the benefits of a better Nigeria.”

“This Eid, we must, therefore, beseech Almighty Allah to protect the weak, feed the poor and give us the courage, wisdom to subdue and defeat those who would do violence and destruction to the innocent.

“We pray for our gallant soldiers and other security agents confronting these agents of evil people.

“We pray for the unity and stability of this country.

“Once again, I wish Muslims and indeed all Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir,” Tinubu said.