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  • Updated: June 16, 2024

Eid-el-Kabir: Atiku greet Muslims, preaches sacrifice, love, peace

Eid-el-Kabir: Atiku greet Muslims, preaches sacrifice, love,

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigerians to embrace sacrifice, love, and peace during this year's Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

In a statement released by his media office on Saturday in Abuja, Abubakar extended his congratulations to Muslims observing the festival.

He emphasized that Eid, as outlined in the scriptures, goes beyond mere celebration and serves as a reminder for people to practice forbearance and show compassion in all circumstances.

He said, “The message of Eid al-Adha is to remind ourselves about the commandment of God to show love to one another and uphold peaceful interpersonal relationships. The essential purpose of that message is that we must put our trust in God almighty at all times.

“Even in the face of current hard times that many Nigerians are passing through, we must never fail to put trust in God and, more importantly, extend compassion and safety to the vulnerable people around us. This means that as we go about celebrating today, we must ensure that we extend good tidings of support and charity to one another, especially those in difficulties.’’

The former vice president called on governments at all levels to be deliberate in initiating measures that will ease the hardship confronting Nigerians.

“As we know that the essence of the celebration today is about a restoration of God’s mercy, it is thus incumbent on government at all levels to take a cue from the divine instruction,” he said.

He reminded Muslims in Nigeria and across the world to remember their responsibility of being good ambassadors of the religion by leading lives according to the practices and teachings of the noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

“The festivities that we are undertaking today is borne out of the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim and as also exemplified by Prophet Muhammad, SAW. It is thus our responsibility as Muslims to reflect on their examples in our lives by upholding the threshold of peace at all times, “Abubakar added.

He wished every Muslim family a happy Eid celebration and prayed for God’s protection and safety for everyone during and after the celebration.

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