Eid-el-Kabir: Tinubu calls for prayers, says Nigerians’ sacrifice won’t be in vain

President Bola Tinubu President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to pray for the peace and stability of the country.

In a statement issued on Saturday by Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesperson, Tinubu asked the Islamic faithful to reflect on the essence of the celebration, which, he noted, bears strong meaning and significance for the nation.

While congratulating Muslims in the country for the celebration, the president said sacrifice and duty are essential ingredients of nation-building.

He added that it takes collective purpose and will to bring about great change in the country.


The president commended the sacrifices made by Nigerians in the past one year as his administration “sets the nation on a firm pedestal of growth and development”.

Tinubu stressed that the sacrifices “will not come to nought as already propitious outcomes are beginning to manifest with the economy strengthening”.

On June 7, Muhammad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, declared Sunday, June 16, as Eid-el-Kabir day after affirming that Friday, June 14, is the first day of Dhul Hijjah.

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