Eid-el-Kabir: Keep praying for Nigeria’s unity, progress – Obi felicitates Muslims

Mr Peter Obi, Labour Party Presidential Candidate in the 2023 general election, has urged Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Kabir festival to intensify prayers for the country’s unity and progress.

Obi, a former governor of Anambra made this known in his Sallah message tweet to all Muslims in Lagos on Tuesday.

Obi charged Nigerians not to allow the prevailing hardship and provocative attitudes of leaders to affect their faith in God, who would make possible a better and prosperous Nigeria.

He assured Nigerians that there was always a light at the end of every tunnel because a new Nigeria remained Possible.

The presidential candidate urged the Muslim faithful who were celebrating a great feast of Eid-El Kabir to imbibe the spirit of love, brotherliness, and peaceful co-existence. 

He said every faithful patriot must continue to serve God and the country selflessly.

Obi said the people should use the 2023 festival to engender the spirit of oneness and also re-dedicate themselves to the virtues of love, patriotism, and unity for the desired national development.

He said, “Ceremonies like this give us ample opportunity to appreciate our creator whose mercy and grace to us are enormous even when we do not deserve it.

“Therefore I want to urge Nigerian Muslims to use the solemn period of Sallah to present Nigeria’s discomforting situation to Allah for His prompt intervention.

“I am also urging Nigerians to devote themselves to the values that unite and bind all citizens in love while permanently putting behind all divisive tendencies.

“An intense prayer for our dear country has become very necessary more than ever before as our nationhood is in dire need of divine intervention to survive.

“Our economy is already under severe stress, the currency is losing value daily, unemployment and inflation rising at unprecedented speed, and people living in multi-dimensional poverty are increasing by the day.”

Notwithstanding the gloomy situation, Obi implored the people not to despair and miss the essence and meaning of the festivity and the divine succor it brought.

He wished all Nigerians a happy Sallah celebration, praying for enduring peace in a secure country. (NAN)