Muslim faithful across the nation have beenv asked to keep the spirit of self denial and sacrifice, even as they celebrate Eid-l-fitri.
A frontline politician and technocrat from Oyo State, Mr. Akinlabi Sunday Dare, said this in a statement released on Friday, June 15th, in Ogbomosho.
Dare is currently a commissioner in charge of stakeholders’ management at the Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC.
According to him, it is refreshing to see Nigerians celebrating the Sallah in peace and without fears of bomb attacks. He thanked the Nigerian military for holding their ground and keeping the boarders of the nation intact.
The former journalist, who was media adviser and chief of staff to national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the many successes recorded by the administration in the month of Ramadan. He asked that his fellow compatriots join hands with the President to combat corruption and create wealth.
His words: “I congratulate all Muslims on this great day. May all your prayers be answered,” said the Ogbomosho son.
“As we celebrate, let us be conscious of our civic responsibility to join the fight against corruption and make our land more prosperous. Nigeria will only be great when we all agree to make her great.”
“We are so blessed to be celebrating a third consecutive Eid-el Fitr under relative peace and quiet. Under the previous administration, going to public places was done with a lot of trepidation. Today, the security marshal plan of President Muhammadu Buhari has secured our lives and property. Today, I must acknowledge the great sacrifice by our men and women of the military. We cannot thank you enough.”
He called on all politicians to play the game fairly and without violence.
Dare, who was also one of the Frontline editors during the struggle for the actualization of June 12 thanked President Buhari for bringing courage and a commitment to leadership by honoring Chief Moshood Abiola.
This, he said, “is the hallmark of true leadership.”
Dare was of the tribe of journalists who pioneered the practice of guerrilla journalism from 1993 to 1999 when democratic elections held in Nigeria.