President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Muslims on the celebration of this year’s Eid-El-Kabir by reminding Nigerians that the current troubles were caused by mistakes made in the past.
He expressed gratitude to well wishers and Nigerians the support and prayers for his recovery.
Read Buhari Sallah Message :
Fellow Compatriots, as you celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir, I salute your steadfastness in spite of the difficult economic times the country is going through. The lessons of Eid are piety and sacrifice and, my dear brothers and sisters, you have exhibited these in equal measure.
The present recession is as a result of cumulative effects of worldwide economic downturn and failure in the past to plan and save for difficult times. It is impossible to separate the present from the past to appreciate the extent to which mistakes of the past are affecting everyday life today.
I assure you that this administration is working round the clock to remove the hardships the country is going through. Rail and road constructions, projects in the housing sector, support for farmers and for small and medium scale industries, youth and women’s empowerment programmes, support for revival of industries are all designed to reinvigorate the economy and enhance living standards of ordinary people.
We are getting security right. We are stopping corruption in its tracks and we will get the economy right by the Grace of God.
I enjoin Muslims to live by the dictates of Islam, to keep good relationships with their Christian brothers and sisters and as patriots to maintain the spirit of the Nigerian nation.
“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.
“Once again, I assure you that this administration, which has made the security, economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians its priority, will not rest on its oars until we see the Nigeria of our dream.