President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated all Nigerians, especially the Muslim Ummah, on the occasion of this year’s Eid El Fitr, which marks the completion of the Ramadan fast, assuring the citizens that better days lie ahead.
Buhari also called on all to “show gratitude, respect and tolerance to one other, irrespective of our religion, tribe, language and political leanings.”
The President appealed to those who have the means, to remember the millions who are suffering deprivation because of violence perpetrated by terrorists.
He praised the Armed Forces and security agencies for the gains recorded in the fight against terrorists and the rescue of hostages in the North East, while also calling for the support, understanding and patience of all Nigerians and international partners as government continue to explore the fastest means to end the economic sabotage in the Niger Delta and amicably resolve the conflicts within the region.
Buhari said he was aware that many people in the country are going through hard and challenging times, but he assured that his administration was working assiduously towards improving the economy and returning the country to the path of progress.
“I want to use this medium to commend the amazing sacrifices of Nigerians in the face of the temporary economic and social challenges and also reassure Nigerians that my administration is working assiduously towards providing basic needs and other amenities,” the President said.
He also reiterated his commitment to the fight against corruption, adding that he we will ensure that all appropriate and legal measures are deplored to root out the malaise.
“I promise you all better days ahead even as we remain grateful for your unflinching support to our administration,
“I sincerely pray that the Almighty Allah will reward our sacrifices with increased blessing and a more prosperous future,” he concluded.