The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has congratulated Muslims on the successful completion of this year’s Holy month of Ramadan. According to him, the Ramadan period, apart from providing a period of self-examination and deep reflection, has become a necessary tonic for religious commitment and nationalistic revitalisation.
In his Eid El-Fitr message, he said: “Nigeria must feel the impact of the fasting and prayers in the new spirit of tolerance, good neighbourliness, patriotism, compassion and forgiveness. Unless we reflect these both in our private and public conduct, the teachings and lessons of Ramadan will be of no effect”. Tinubu, who said no nation has progressed and survived the worst of times without prayers, urged all the faithful not to relent in prayers for the leadership of the country and the country itself.
He said: “But beyond prayers, we need to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Let us be builders and not destroyers. In our communities, our work places, on our assignments, let us work for this country towards making it a better place. “Religion abhors laziness, it detests poverty, but promotes handwork, compassion and above all love for country. We must as a nation move beyond being religious to practicing what faith demands of us. Nigeria needs every hand to be on the deck because the task at hand demands it.