Former Lagos State Governor and All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated Muslim faithful for the successful completion of another Eid-el-Fitri (Ramadan) festival.
Muslims have been asked to look for the moon on Monday to signal the end of Ramadan fast and the marking of Eid-el-Fitri festival on Tuesday.
In his Eid-el-Fitri message to Muslims, Tinubu said no nation has progressed and survived the worst of times without prayers.
He urged all the faithful not to relent in prayers for the leadership of the country and the country itself.
“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”.
According to him, the Ramadan period apart from providing a period of self-examination and deep reflection has become a necessary tonic for both religious commitment and nationalistic revitalization.
The APC leader urged Nigerians that after the Ramadan comes the big task of working for the betterment of our neighbours and of Nigeria.
“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 conducts, the teachings and lessons of Ramadan will be of no effect.
“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 everyone to be on the deck because the task at hand demands it.
“Nigeria is on a journey that cannot be aborted but supported because therein lies our future and the future of our youth and children,” Tinubu said.