By Lateef Ibrahim Abuja
Former Minister of Special Duties and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential aspirant, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has urged both the leaders and the people of Nigeria to adhere to the precepts laid down by Allah to guarantee the outpouring of His blessings and favour.
Turaki , according to a press statement by Mr Sola Atere, the Director Media and Publicity of his Presidential Campaign Organization, said this yesterday in a message to congratulate the Muslim Ummah for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
According to the PDP presidential aspirant, “we can draw valuable inspiration from the festival which commemorates the travails and eventual triumph of Prophet Ibrahim because of his sacrifice, patience, unwavering commitment and total submission to Allah’s command.”
“It is imperative,” he added, “for us to have the fear of God in our dealings with one another as well as with our country”, he said.
Turaki enjoined all citizens to take full advantage of the period of spirituality, by ensuring that it serves as a rallying point for the continued unity, peace, progress and prosperity of the country.
The former Minister also congratulated “our compatriots currently performing Hajj rites with other pilgrims across the world in Saudi Arabia” who, he noted are trying to further strengthen their faith in God.
He admonished then to pray fervently for the country to overcome it current trials and tribulations.
Turaki equally commiserated with those grieving at this period following the death of their loved ones through banditry, herders-farmers clashes and other violent crimes across the country and prayed for the repose of their souls.