Former Lagos state governor and National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu has solicited prayers on behalf of the president, Muhammadu Buhari.
In the spirit of the Eid-el Kabir celebration, Tinubu beckoned Muslims brethren to pray that God grants Buhari and other leaders the strength to continue to confront and surmount the challenges facing the country.
“By so doing, together we can enjoy the benefits of a better Nigeria,” he stated in his Eid-el-Kabir message to the nation.
Among other benedictions, the APC leader urged Muslims to dedicate themselves to greater adherence and obedience to the compassionate and spiritually nourishing commands of Almighty Allah.
He also encouraged that they continually give to the poor and vulnerable among them and never to forget the reason for Eid-el-Kabir and to reach out to give solace and succour to those unable to help themselves.
“This Eid, we must, therefore, beseech Almighty Allah to protect the weak, feed the poor and give us the courage, wisdom to subdue and defeat those who would do violence and destruction to the innocent.
“We pray for our gallant soldiers and other security agents confronting these agents of evil people.
“We pray for the unity and stability of this country.
“Once again, I wish Muslims and indeed all Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir,” Tinubu said.