On the occasion of the celebration of this year’s Eid el-Kabir festival, former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has urged Muslim faithful and all Nigerians to learn to be one another’s keeper.
In a statement by his Media Office in Abuja, the former Vice President congratulated Muslims on the celebration of the festival of Eid el-Kabir, urging them to use the opportunity to reflect on the situation in the country and lend one another a shoulder of support.
The Turaki Adamawa said that Nigerians should go and celebrate like other people in the world in spite of the economic situation that has hit the country hard, assuring them that “this storm will pass away”.
He added that rather than despair, “the occasion calls for sober reflection, prayers, cooperation and the display of solidarity among Nigerians so that no one feels left out”.
He called on Nigerians to continue to work hard, persevere and pray for the success of the policies and measures being put in place by the APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to restore the nation’s economy to good health and improve the lives of the people.
He said further that the situation of things will take some time to improve because a lot was left undone for too long by previous leaders of the country assuring, however, that there is always a silver lining at the end of a dark cloud.
He expressed the view that considering how challenging basic survival has become, this is the time for all Nigerians, without exception, to invoke the spirit of brotherhood and communal fraternity to beat the reality of the hard times.
He noted that “with mutual help, everyone will come out stronger to see better days”.