President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed Nigerians in his first ever Eid-el-Kabir message to facilitate with Muslims celebrating the Sallah holidays.
According to The Nation, president in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Muslims reiterated his government’s commitment to eliminating Boko Haram insurgency and added that the sect’s days are numbered.
An extract from the document delivered though the presidential spokesman Femi Adesina reads:
“Boko Haram’s reign of terror in parts of the country will be finally over very soon as the ongoing military onslaught against the terrorist sect will continue relentlessly until total victory is achieved.”
Buhari also ordered the army forces to ensure maximum protection during the celebrations.
Referring to the Nigerian Muslims who are currently in Saudi Arabia on Hajj, Buhari said:
“As they join the global Islamic community in celebrating Eid-El-Kabir, President Buhari urges Muslims and other Nigerians to rededicate themselves to a greater acceptance and internalisation of its lessons of piety, faithfulness, dedication, fortitude, obedience, sacrifice and selfless service which are for the benefit of all mankind.
“The President calls for more patience, fortitude, tolerance, endurance, patriotism and a greater willingness to make personal sacrifices for the good of all as his administration strives to lead the nation towards rapidly overcoming its current security, economic and developmental challenges.
“President Buhari assures all Nigerians that their safety, well-being and progress remain uppermost in his thoughts and actions, and that he will continue to work with all his might to deliver the positive changes in national life which they expect after his election and inauguration as Head of the Government of the Federation.
“The President seizes this opportunity to extend heartfelt commiserations to families in Maiduguri and North-Eastern Nigeria who have sadly lost beloved relatives in recent terrorist attacks.
“President Buhari’s thoughts and prayers for Divine solace are with all those who have been callously plunged into mourning by mindless terrorists, when others are celebrating this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.”
Recall that the federal government declared Thursday and Friday public holidays for Nigerian Muslims to commemorate Eid-El-Kabir.