Eid-El-Kabir is here.

Muslims in Nigeria are gearing up for the celebration, even at a time that recession has drastically reduced the number of items they can buy to celebrate.

Prices of food items are high, but President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigerians to keep faith with his administration and enjoy the Sallah as much as possible.

The President is in Daura, his home town in Katsina State and he has a Sallah message for Nigerians.

“I felicitate with you all, particularly the Muslim faithful, on the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.

“I congratulate our Muslim brothers and sisters who are currently in Saudi Arabia to participate in the rites of the Hajj,” he said.

Again, President Buhari thanked Nigerians for praying for his recovery, their goodwill messages and support since he returned from London. 

Rise Against The Odds

“Indeed, your fervent and sincere prayers, which cut across religion, political and ethnic divides, has energised me to re-dedicate myself and this administration to the task of building a great Nigeria.

“On the joyous occasion of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir celebration, I appeal to all Nigerians to rise against the odds, keep our prejudices aside and strengthen the bonds of friendship and unity to keep our country together.

“For Muslims all over the world, this celebration is to commemorate the trials and triumph of Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim,” the President said in a statement that was released by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina.

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President Buhari believes that Nigeria can make rapid progress on all fronts if Nigerians would re-enact the exemplary virtues, typified by Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim, through his sacrifice, patience, steadfastness, generosity and obedience to Allah's command and constituted authority.

“We must learn to see ourselves as brothers and sisters from the same heritage, who must come to terms with the African proverb that ‘‘a family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break.’’

“Once again, I assure you that this administration, which has made the security, economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians its priority, will not rest on its oars until we see the Nigeria of our dream,” the statement further read.

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