The Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Monday urged Nigerians to be optimistic as they marked Eid-el-Kabir sallah.
In a statement by Director of Media in the office of the Wife Of the President, Zakari Yau Nadabo, Mrs. Buhari also urged them to reflect on the lessons embedded in Eid El Kabir season to reappraise their closeness to God, level of sacrifice, commitment and sense of patriotism to the country.
According to the sallah message, she said: “The period of Eid-el-kabir is very special to Muslims because of the spiritual uplifting and exhortation on the position of sacrifice as enshrined in the Holy Quran.
“Therefore as Nigerian Muslims mark this very special occasion, I want to urge them to reflect on the lessons embedded in Eid El Kabir season to reappraise their closeness to God, level of sacrifice, commitment and sense of patriotism to the country.
All lessons in the act of worship, she said, must be reflected in as a means to influence change that will improve the life of each other.
She congratulated Nigerians for being alive to witness another celebration as she called for consistent prayers for leaders and the safe return of the abducted Chibok girls.
The Wife of the president who joined thousands of Muslim faithful to observe the Eid at Ansar uddeen mosque ,Wuse 2, Abuja, implored Nigerians, irrespective of affiliation, to always be very optimistic rather than otherwise.
She said they should remain confident about the unique intervention of the Creator, Almighty God, in the affairs of the country.