President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens to resolve to live in peace and avoid making reckless statements.
This is contained in a goodwill message to the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid-el- Fitr Sallah celebration, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He said Nigerians must learn to live in harmony, tolerate one another and see the nation’s diversity as a source of strength.
While congratulating Muslims on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, the President called on them to imbibe and demonstrate the lessons of piety, self-denial, prayers and generosity to the poor and needy identified with the holy month.
“I am immensely grateful to God for His mercy in guiding us successfully to conclude another Ramadan fast. My greetings to all Nigerian Muslims and our brother Christians on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.
“May the lessons of Ramadan namely; piety, self-denial, prayers and generosity to the poor and needy be with us for all time.
While reiterating his call for continued and sustained harmony and tolerance among all Nigerians, he appealed to them to avoid reckless statements or actions against their fellow countrymen and resolve to live in peace and unity.
“I, again, appeal to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against our fellow countrymen. We should all resolve to live in peace and unity in our great country, which is the envy of many less endowed nations”.
This is wishing all Muslim faithfuls around the globe Happy Eid-El-Fitr celebrations, Barka De Sallah!, from we all at Eagle Step.