The ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to use the Eid-El-Kabir festival to re-dedicate themselves to God by rekindling the spirit of sacrifice, patience and love.
This is contained in the party`s goodwill message issued by Mr. Olisa Metuh, its National Publicity Secretary on Friday in Abuja.
The statement charged Nigerians to use the period of this year’s Eid El- Kabir to reflect on the virtue of faith and total submission to the will of the Almighty God.
It noted that this was exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim, who was willing to sacrifice his only son, Ishmael in obedience to God’s command.
“Indeed, the Eid El-Kabir teaches great lessons in faith in the Almighty God, who in His infinite wisdom destined Nigeria as one united, indivisible and prosperous nation.
“We must re-dedicate ourselves to the values that unite and strengthen us as a people and resist all vices that seek to weaken and tear us apart”, the statement said.
The party urged Nigerians to keep hope alive, pray and work toward the greatness and development of the country.
The statement reiterated the party’s commitment to the unity and prosperity of Nigeria.
It assured that PDP would remain steadfast to guarantee a free and democratic society where the powers and actions of government were lawful, while ensuring the welfare and prosperity of the people.
It said that the party would achieve this through sound policies and rapid infrastructural development in line with its ideologies and visions of its founding fathers.
The statement wished Nigerians a happy Eid El- Kabir and urged them to continue considering the less-privileged at all times.