The leader of All Progressive Congress APC, Asiwaju Ahmad Bola Tinubu has called on Nigerian Muslims to observe this Eid with caution and utmost respect as Muslims are taught to respect the law. He made the call on his official social platform @asiwajutinubu on Thursday while joined with Nigerian Muslims and Muslims all over the world in observance of Eid-el-Kabir.
According to him, “This year’s observance comes at a unique moment in history where the normal activities of society have been upset and altered by the threat of deadly sickness. “This sickness has touched Muslim, Christian as well as those who profess no religion at all. It has descended on both the high and the not-so-high”, he said.
He added that people have lost friends and loved ones. “Too many people have died and far too many good people are still suffering because of the economic consequences of this scourge. “Although prospective pilgrims from Nigeria and other parts of the world cannot physically participate in this year’s Hajj, we must still walk in the spirit of the Hajj and conduct ourselves according to the compassionate ways of Almighty Allah”, he said.
He asked Nigerian Muslims to observe all public health measures recommended by the authorities such as wearing facemasks and avoiding large gatherings. “We do this not for ourselves but for the benefit of others. “Him how you may help a relative, a family member or even a stranger who may be in greater need than you are. We must pray that Almighty Allah lend wisdom and guidance to President Buhari and all those in government that they may continue to work to move our nation forward”, he said.
He prayed for a better future, one free of all forms of pestilence and ills. “We get there if we listen to Almighty Allah and if we love one another as members of the same national family. To all Muslims and other fellow Nigerians, I say Eid Mubarak”.