President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his determination to stand firm in the fight against corruption.
Congratulating Nigerians on the Sallah celebration, via a series of tweets on his personal handle, @MBuhari, on Tuesday, he urged “Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests, and to promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times.”
He emphasised the need to imbibe the lesson of sacrifice, in line with the example of Prophet Ibrahim Alaihis-Salam.
He also urged citizens to eschew selfishness, greed and corruption, and promote harmony and tolerance.
The post read: “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.
“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.”