Tinubu Media Office
Lagos-July 4th, 2016
Eid El-Fitr Message
National leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Nigerian Muslims on the successful completion of this year’s holy Ramadan month. According to him, the Ramadan period apart from providing a period of self examination and deep reflection has become a necessary tonic for both religious commitment and nationalistic revitalization.
In his Eid El-Fitr message to Nigerian Muslims, he urged Nigerians that after the Ramadan comes the big task of working for the betterment of our neighbors and of Nigeria. “Nigeria must feel the impact of the fasting and prayers in the new spirit of tolerance, good neighborliness, patriotism, compassion and forgiveness. Unless we reflect these both in our private and public conducts, the teachings and lessons of Ramadan will be of no effect”.
Tinubu, who said no nation has progressed and survived the worst of times without prayers urged all the faithful not to relent in prayers for the leadership of the country and the country itself. “But beyond prayers, we need to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Let us be builders and not destroyers. In our communities, our work places, on our assignments,let us work for this country towards making it a better place”, Tinubu counseled.
Religion abhors laziness, it detests poverty, but promotes handwork, compassion and above all love for country. We muse as a nation move beyond being religious to practicing what faith demands of us. Nigeria needs everyone to be on the deck because the task at hand demands it.
Nigeria is on a journey that cannot be aborted but supported because therein lies our future and the future of our youth and children, Tinubu said.