Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said this year’s Eid el-Kabir celebration should be a reminder for all to make sacrifices for the betterment of humanity.
Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general election, noted that everybody cannot sacrifice everything for Nigeria, but everyone can sacrifice something for the country to move forward.
The Waziri Adamawa in is his message, said the festival is a reminder “for all of us to make sacrifices for the betterment of humanity. There are happenings across the globe that tell us that the world is in dire need of love and peace. Our dear fatherland, Nigeria is currently at a crossroads.
“Everybody cannot sacrifice everything for Nigeria, but everyone can sacrifice something for the country to move forward from the place of anger, bitterness, distrust and disunity.
“I urge all Nigerians of faith to remember that God made us all Nigerians for a purpose. If He wanted to, God could have made us into many distinct nations. But in His wisdom, He made us all into one corporate, indivisible country. We must accept that we are not wiser than our Creator. Therefore, let us perish every thought of dividing Nigeria and focus our energies on reviving our fatherland.”