Atiku Urges Sacrifice, Love, and Peace as Muslims Mark Sallah Celebrations


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Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigerians to utilize this year’s Eid-el-Kabir occasion as a platform to display sacrifice, love, and peace.


Abubakar, in a statement released by his media team on Saturday, June 15th, in Abuja, extended his congratulations to fellow Muslim faithful celebrating this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival.

He emphasized that the celebration of Eid, as described in the scriptures, is not just a festivity but a reminder for people to exercise patience and demonstrate compassion in all circumstances.

“The message of Eid al-Adha is to remind ourselves about the commandment of God to show love to one another and uphold peaceful interpersonal relationships.“The essential purpose of that message is that we must put our trust in God almighty at all times.

“Even in the face of current hard times that many Nigerians are passing through, we must never fail to put trust in God and, more importantly, extend compassion and safety to the vulnerable people around us.

Atiku Abubakar / Photo Credit: Wikipedia

“This means that as we go about celebrating today, we must ensure that we extend good tidings of support and charity to one another, especially those in difficulties,” part of the statement read.


The former vice president advised governments at all levels to take deliberate steps to implement measures that will alleviate the hardships facing Nigerians.

“As we know that the essence of the celebration today is about a restoration of God’s mercy, it is thus incumbent on government at all levels to take a cue from the divine instruction,” he said.

He reminded Muslims in Nigeria and around the world of their duty to be exemplary ambassadors of their faith by living in accordance with the practices and teachings of the noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

“The festivities that we are undertaking today are borne out of the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim and as also exemplified by Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

“It is thus our responsibility as Muslims to reflect on their examples in our lives by upholding the threshold of peace at all times,“ Abubakar also added.

He extended warm wishes to every Muslim family for a joyous Eid celebration and offered prayers for God’s protection and safety for everyone during and after the festivities.


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