President Muhammadu Buhari has again reaffirmed that Nigeria remains one irrespective of the hurdles and clamoring of secession from different regions.
He restated this in his message in respect to the Muslim’s Eid-El-Kabir.
He also urged Nigerians to be be united in friendship because the national progress depends on it.
In parts, he said:
On the joyous occasion of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir celebration, I appeal to all Nigerians to rise against the odds, keep our prejudices aside and strengthen the bonds of friendship and unity to keep our country together.
As we celebrate, I sincerely believe that our nation can make rapid progress on all fronts if we re-enact the exemplary virtues, typified by Prophet (Abraham) Ibrahim, through his sacrifice, patience, steadfastness, generosity and obedience to Allah’s command and constituted authority.
We must learn to see ourselves as brothers and sisters from the same heritage, who must come to terms with the African proverb that ‘‘a family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break.’’