Eid el-Fitr: Atiku wants Nigerians reflect on peace, unity



Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar urged Nigerians, especially Muslims, to promote and unity as they celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr.

In a on Wednesday in Abuja, Abubakar said that could only be attained through love and tolerance and not through hatred or blood-letting.

He said that the significance  of Eid el-Fitr was not limited to completion of  obligations in the month of .

According to him, the significance extends to constantly reminding oneself to remain steadfast in the pursuit of .

“This year’s Eid-el-Fitr is coming at a when is going through a challenging moment concerning security of lives and property.

“It is coming at a when a large number of our people is hard-hit by .

“As Muslims, need to remind ourselves of our obligation to ensure peace and unity within our families and neighborhoods at all times.

“Today, across , there is a scary and growing tendency to mistrust along ethnic and religious lines,” he said.

According to Abubakar, no tribe or race is superior to another except the one that seeks peace with God.

“As Muslims, must have some reflections as celebrate,” he said.

The former vice president wished all Muslims happy Eid-al-Fitr celebration and prayed that God would accept their sacrifices.

“It is by the injunction of the Almighty Allah that undertook fasting in the Holy Month of .

“Having fulfilled the command, I congratulate fellow Muslim brothers and sisters in and across the globe for a successful completion of the fasting,” he said. (NAN)