Eid-al-Adha: Nigerians need to support each other – APC
Aanya Igomu, Abuja
“Nigerians, irrespective of political, social and cultural differences need to support each other to entrench national unity and cohesion.” The National Chairman of Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governor Mai Mala Buni stated this in his Eid-al-Adha message to Nigerians.
Governor Buni said the period of Eid-el-Kabir, calls for a deep reflection into the lessons of devotion, sacrifice and obedience as exemplified by the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail.
He added that imbibing the virtues of love, honesty, sacrifice and being our brother’s keepers would cement the cracks in Nigeria’s national unity, peace and progress. “This occasion teaches love, sacrifice, honesty, generosity and above all, the fear of God. There is great strength in our diversity.
“I wish to appeal to privileged persons to imbibe the lessons of this occasion to support less privileged persons,” Governor Buni said.
Governor Buni also assured Nigerians of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to restoring peace and security across the country. He appealed to citizens not to politicise security matters.
“It is a common problem that should be fought collectively and defeated for the common good of the country.
“I appeal to Nigerians to support, cooperate and encourage the security operatives in their patriotic duty of ensuring security and safety across the country,” Buni said.
According to the APC Chairman, the party would execute its programmes as scheduled with every sense of commitment and patriotism.
“The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee would ensure the programmes of the party are meticulously executed with every member given a sense of belonging.
“We are committed to building a strong political party that would stand the test of time to win elections and make us all proud,” Governor Buni said.