The President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has stressed the need for mankind to live in love, maintaining it is a major demand of Allah from all Muslim Ummah.
This was contained in a goodwill message he signed to mark this year’s Eid-el-fitri celebration at the end of the Holy month of Ramadan.
The former Lagos Governor thanked Almighty Allah (SWT) for the grace to witness this year’s Eid-el-fitri celebration after the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Noting that Ramadan is a sacred spiritual obligation as one of the five pillars of Islam, he thanked the Almighty Allah for helping Muslim Ummah to observe and went through the period of abstinence, self-discipline, self-reflection, self-purification in gratitude and total submission to His will.
The President-elect however noted that beyond the self-abnegation and pious living that the fasting period imposed on Muslim faithful, the just concluded spiritual exercise has also helped to improve the moral character and refine minds in pursuit of higher ideals for which there should be no turning back.
According to him: “At the heart of our faith and a major demand on all faithful is the requirement to commit ourselves to wholesome living. This entails love for one another, love for fellow humans regardless of creed, region and ethnicity, love for our communities and love for country.
“To love one another, have compassion, empathy and love our beloved country means we must become better citizens in line with the teachings of Prophet Muhammed.
“We must constantly seek to become a better version of ourselves in patriotism, dedication to duty and honesty. We must also never be weary of doing what is right, fair and just to all.”
Assuring Nigerians of his resolve to serve the country, he said: “We are at the dawn of a Renewed Hope for a better, greater and a more prosperous Nigeria and I stand ready to walk with all Nigerians, young and old, male and female, with this opportunity to serve you in honour and dignity. This is a commitment that I have made and one in which we cannot afford to fail.