From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos
A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday urged Muslim faithful’s to imbibe the lessons learnt during the holy month of Ramadan.
Tinubu, in his Sallah message to Muslims in the country, urged them to continue to pray for unity of the country.
“We must not give up on Nigeria; particularly in the face of our current security and political challenges. We shall overcome, if we all remain steadfast in our patriotism and prayers.
“We must at all times imbibe the spirit of unity, no matter our religious or political affiliation or ethnic grouping. Nigeria belongs to us all and all must come together to defend our togetherness.
“Those that insist that they are more patriotic than other Nigerians because of different political or religious affiliations must desist. They do this country great harm by seeking to exploit our present circumstances to gain political space and advantage.
“At the end of it all, no one is greater than Nigeria as we will guide our unity with a singularity of purpose and superiority of vision.
“I call on all well-meaning Nigerians of all faiths to seek the face of God at this most trying of times. Insurgency is an unwanted and dangerous guest in our midst; we must be resolute and consistent in confronting it. We can only do this with a united front”, Tinubu said.