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Eid-el-Kabir: “We must learn to see ourselves as brothers and sisters from the same heritage” – President Buhari

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Eid-el-Kabir: "We must learn to see ourselves as brothers and sisters from the same heritage" - President BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to see each other as brothers and sisters from the same heritage and be united.

He made this known in his Eid-el-Kabir message to the nation on Thursday. See below:

Fellow Compatriots,

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.

From the outset, I want to use this opportunity to thank all Nigerians who prayed for my recovery and have continued to extend their goodwill and support after my return to the country.

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.

As we celebrate, I sincerely believe that our nation can make rapid progress on all fronts if we 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.

I wish everyone happy Sallah celebrations.

9 Comments

  1. Sesede

    August 31, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Lol…….naso

  2. Ec

    August 31, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Of course. That’s how I leave my brothers and sisters dying while I go 3 months oversees seeking medicament treatment and spending millions. We hear you

    • Tatafo

      September 1, 2017 at 3:29 am

      No mind am. We are a diverse people and represent all faces of God. Our diversity would have been a blessing if not that it is the very reason he can be gone for his entire presidency and the north has not declared civil war. Can you imagine Bro Jonah being away for half this time?

  3. Nelly F

    August 31, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Like seriously Buhari…You and who are brothers and sisters eehh kwa?
    Go to north and speak to ur illitrate brothers in the only language they understand, just tell them what you have said here. Dont go before the press and feign good man while u go behind and shske hands with ur brothers giving them a go ahead order. Wait ooo… So Nigeria still sponsor all these muslims to hajj? Ohh dear, when the poor masses are dying of hunger due to high cost of goods and services and Nigeria govt still have the mind to waste away the tax payers money by sending those muslims to hajj that adds nothing to their lives. No human sympathy, no conscience to mention but a few. Nigeria my country, we have a very long way to go coz we are not gonna get there anytime soon.

  4. Ephi

    August 31, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    He can start by practicing what he is preaching, bigot. Just take a look at majority of his appointments which he dashes to his brothers, that says it all. Mschew.

  5. Nelly

    August 31, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Like seriously Buhari…You and who are brothers and sisters eehh kwa?
    Go to north and speak to ur illitrate brothers in the only language they understand, just tell them what you have said here. Dont go before the press and feign good man while u go behind and shake hands with ur brothers giving them a go ahead order. Wait ooo… So Nigeria still sponsor all these muslims to hajj? Ohh dear, when the poor masses are dying of hunger due to high cost of living and Nigeria govt still have the mind to waste away the tax payers money by sending those muslims to hajj that adds nothing to their lives. No human sympathy, no conscience to mention but a few. Nigeria my country, we have a very long way to go coz we are not gonna get there anytime soon.

  6. Biker Chic

    August 31, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Taaaah! Old man telling fibs.

  7. ochaimoo

    September 1, 2017 at 7:57 am

    This guy will always preach unity but his actions are divisive, just yesterday they released NNPC MD’s, no Igbo man from the South East or South South was among them, but he keep shouting unity, unity my foot until equal play and justice is takes place the agitation for self determination continues
    NORTH
    1. Malami Shehu, – MD Port Harcourt Refining Company.
    2. Muhammed Abah, – MD Warri Refinery.
    3. Umar Ajiya, – MD of NPMC.
    4. Bala Wunti, – GGM CP&S.
    5. Usman Yusuf, – GMD STA. (Tech).
    6. Ahmadu-Katagum – GGM Shipping (Downstream).
    7. Kallamu Abdullahi – GGM Renewable Energy Division.
    8. Shaibu Musa – MD NNPC Medical Services Limited.
    9. Ibrahim Birma – GGM Governance, Risk & Compliance Division.
    10. Farouk Ahmed – MD Product Mkg – Retiring.

    SOUTH WEST
    1. Adewale Ladenegan, – MD Kaduna Refinery
    2. Adeyemi Adetunji, – MD NNPC Retail.
    3. Bola Afolabi, – GGM Research & Development.

    SOUTH SOUTH
    1. Roland Ewubare – Group General Manager
    2. Diepriye Tariah – MD of IDSL.

    SOUTH EAST: 0

  8. sharon

    September 1, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Oga Bubu!! Practice what you preach, talk is cheap. Follow federal character in your appointments, condemn Arewa youths the way you condemn IPOB. Actually the list of your bigotry is endless

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