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Nigerians Celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with Emphasis on Sacrifice and Unity

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Nigerian Muslims joined others worldwide to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, the festival of sacrifice, marking a significant event in the Muslim calendar. This festival commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God’s command and coincides with the culmination of the hajj pilgrimage.

The period is marked by Eid prayers, charitable activities, social gatherings, festive meals, and gift-giving, reinforcing the themes of sacrifice and community.

President Tinubu’s Eid Message

President Bola Tinubu called on Nigerians to reflect on the significance of Eid-el-Kabir, emphasizing that sacrifice and duty are essential for nation-building. He highlighted the importance of collective effort in achieving great change and urged citizens to pray for continuous peace and stability while working towards unity and progress.

“The President acknowledges the sacrifices Nigerians have made as his administration sets the nation on a path of growth and development,” stated presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale. Tinubu reassured Nigerians that their efforts would yield positive outcomes as the economy strengthens and critical sectors regain vibrancy.

Governors’ Messages of Hope and Unity

Governors across Nigeria also extended their congratulations and shared messages of unity and sacrifice.

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu urged Nigerians to learn from Prophet Ibrahim’s life, emphasizing the importance of patience, faith, and perseverance. He called for continued spirituality and peaceful coexistence, expressing hope for a better future under the “Renewed Hope” agenda of President Tinubu’s administration.

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun highlighted the significance of selflessness, compassion, and prioritizing spiritual well-being. He encouraged Muslims to reflect on Prophet Ibrahim’s teachings and emulate his faith and dedication.

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde called for renewed dedication to serving Allah and humanity, urging for more prayers and patriotism. He expressed gratitude for the support and prayers from the Muslim community and emphasized the need for continued collective effort for the state’s progress.

Ondo State Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa congratulated the Muslim community, praying for blessings and prosperity. He assured them of inclusive governance and sought their support.

Ebonyi State Governor Francis Nwifuru urged Muslims to pray for the nation’s peace, unity, and development, ensuring a secure environment for the celebrations.

Kaduna State Governor Senator Uba Sani stressed the values of devotion, patience, and compassion, encouraging love and care for family and neighbors. He called for collective sacrifice to support his administration’s agenda.

Adamawa Governor Ahmadu Fintiri expressed optimism despite economic challenges, urging Nigerians to leverage their diversity and work together for a brighter future.

As Nigerians celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, the messages from leaders emphasize the importance of sacrifice, unity, and faith in building a prosperous and peaceful nation.

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