Tinubu observes Eid prayers in Lagos


President Bola Tinubu joined other Muslims for the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at Dodan Barracks in Lagos State on Wednesday.

This was revealed in photos shared on the official X handle of the Nigerian President.

According to a statement also posted on his X handle, after the prayers led by the Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Sulaiman Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla, the President urged Nigerians to continue to have faith in his government and remain patriotic citizens.

He also encouraged Muslims to extend the values of sacrifice and resilience beyond Ramadan, stating the need for Nigerians to “prioritise the exhibition of love for their country.”

The President was quoted as saying, “The resilience and sacrifice that we have shown and made during these months should be preserved. Be a kind and cheerful giver.

“We must love our country more than any other country, because that is the only one we have.

“We must continue to protect the integrity of our government and leadership.

“The Renewed Hope Agenda is alive, well and fine, and Nigerians should continue to be very hopeful. Without hope, there is no salvation. Without hope, there is no development. Without hope, there is no life. Eid Mubarak.”

Also, former President Muhammadu Buhari, in a Sallah message, urged Nigerians to unite and stand behind leaders at all levels, describing the current period as a pivotal moment for democracy.