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Eid el-Kabir: Let’s be compassionate to others – Atiku urges Nigerians

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged Nigerians, particularly those in positions of authority, to cultivate the culture of compassion, love and sacrifice which are the lessons taught by Prophet Ibrahim.

He made this call in his Sallah message while felicitating Muslim faithful on the celebration of this year’s Eid el-Kabir festival, which he described as “a celebration of God’s love and mercy to mankind.”

This was contained in a statement by his media office, in Abuja, on Saturday.

Atiku noted that the celebration of Eid, as stated in the scriptures, is not merely a fanfare but an admonition to the people to have forbearance and show compassion in every situation.

“The message of Eid al-Adha is to remind ourselves about the commandment of God to show love to one another and uphold peaceful interpersonal relationships.

“The essential purpose of that message is that we must put our trust in God almighty at all times.

“Even in the face of current hard times that many Nigerians are passing through, we must never fail to put trust in God and, more importantly, extend compassion and safety to the vulnerable people around us.

“What this means is that as we go about celebrating today, we must ensure that we extend good tidings of support and charity to one another, especially those in difficulties,” he said.

The PDP presidential candidate also urged governments at all levels to be deliberate in initiating measures that will ease the hardship that confronts Nigerians

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