President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari who is celebrating the Eid-el-kabir in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State, has offered a rare insight of his perception of the Muslim festival.

In a series of tweets, President Buhari stated: ”Eid-ul-Adha offers an opportunity to remember the submission of Prophet Ibrahim Alaihis-Salam to Allah, by which he taught the world the value of sacrifice in relating with one another.

”We must imbibe this lesson and make it a duty to sacrifice for others and to always remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Selfishness, greed and corruption have no place in our lives and in our dealings with one another.

President Muhammadu Buhari slaughtering a ram to mark the eid-el-kabir in Daura

”On this occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, I urge all Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests, and to promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times.

”I felicitate with all Nigerians, particularly the Muslim faithful, on this year’s celebration. I assure you all that our administration will not rest or relent as we work to build the Nigeria of our dreams—secure, prosperous and free from the ravages of corruption.”