Nigeria President Buhari in his Sallah message today, urged Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests, and promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times.
In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu on Monday, Buhari called on all Muslims to use the occasion for sober reflection and self-examination, and strive to be good ambassadors of their religion by upholding high moral values.
He reminded Muslims that this felicitous occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is a remembrance of the submission of Prophet Ibrahim Allaihis-Salam to Allah, his Creator, by which he taught the world the value of sacrifice in relating with one another.
“We must sacrifice for others and remember always those who are less fortunate than ourselves,” the President declared. He further explained that religion was a major factor in influencing human behaviour towards good conduct and actions. He said he regretted that selfishness, greed and corruption have overwhelmed human souls to the extent that people abandon their religious beliefs in pursuit of their greed.