Let us sacrifice for the unity and progress of Nigeria - Jonathan urges Muslims, others
- Former President Goodluck Jonathan congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and across the world
- Jonathan urged every Nigerian to imbibe the example of Abraham, who was willing to sacrifice his son for God
- The former president pleaded with Nigerians to sacrifice individually to make the country a better place
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians and the world to work towards uniting humanity with the 2017 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
Jonathan made the call in a social media post noting that the religious festival is to celebrate Abraham, who he called the patriarch of three different religions.
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He urged Muslims and Nigerians to make their individual sacrifices to make the country and the world better for living.
“As Nigerian Muslims mark Eid el Kabir (Eid al-Adha) my family and I join in their celebration.
“This eid celebrates Abraham, a patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and is thus an opportunity to bring humanity together.
“As we mark Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for the greater good of humanity, let us all be inspired to make our individual sacrifices for the betterment of the world, our country, and our community.
“As we enjoy our feast, let us not forget to pray for the less privileged amongst us and show them the love of God demonstrated through us, His creations.
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“May God bless us all as we celebrate. Eid Mubarak,” he prayed.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari received resounding reception when he arrived Daura in Katsina state ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration coming up on Friday, September 1.
The president left Abuja after taking charge of the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday, August 30 for his hometown.
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