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Tinubu calls for patriotism, support for government

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President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday in Lagos joined the Muslim faithful to observe the Eid-el-Fitr prayers, urging Nigerians to continue to have faith in his government and remain patriotic citizens.

The president who addressed journalists after the prayers at the Eid Ground at the Dodan Barracks, Ikoyi, Lagos, said the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration, aimed at bringing prosperity to Nigerians, was being implemented.

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The president, while also encouraging Muslims celebrating the end of the Ramada, urged them to extend the values of sacrifice and resilience beyond the fasting period.

President Tinubu also emphasised the need for Nigerians to prioritise love for their country.

”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,’’ said at the end of the prayers which was led by Sulaiman Abou-Nolla, the chief imam of Lagos State.

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Earlier in his sermon, Abou-Nolla urged Nigerians to shun acts of violence, ensure peaceful co-existence and have faith in the country. He asked those in leadership positions to remain faithful to their oaths of office and work towards alleviating the suffering of the less privileged.

‘‘Let us not forget our brothers and sisters in Gaza and other areas of conflict,’’ the chief imam said.