In the spirit of Eid-el Fitri celebrations, the Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari has urged Nigerians to pray for the peace of Nigeria and imbibe the virtues of selflessness, sacrifice and good neighbourliness towards all.
Abari made the call in an Eid-el Fitri felicitation message to the Muslim faithful at the end of the month of Ramadan, stressing that the lessons of the holy month, if imbibed, will ensure peaceful coexistence and national development in Nigeria.
He said Eid-el Fitri is an opportunity to demonstrate and entrench the virtues of patience, self-control, and sobriety taught by Ramadan, pointing out that “Ramadan is a month-long religious obligation with far longer social and national benefits”.
The NOA boss said Nigerians, more than ever before, need to show tolerance, love and affection toward others as Eid-el Fitri demands, adding that such would avert anarchy and guarantee sustainable development in the country.
While wishing the Muslim Umma a rewarding Eid-el Fitri, the NOA Director General also urged them to use the occasion to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari’s speedy recovery and return to the country as well as for the peace of the nation and God’ guidance for its leaders.