President Tinubu Observes Eid el-Fitr Prayers in Lagos

Urges Religious Tolerance.
President Tinubu while praying with some Muslim faithful
President Tinubu while praying with some Muslim faithful News Agency of Nigeria

On Wednesday, April 10, Nigeria's President Bola Ahmed Tinubu joined the Muslim community to participate in the Eid el-Fitr prayers at Dodan Barracks, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Arriving at the prayer ground at 10:02 a.m., President Tinubu, accompanied by senior government officials, addressed the congregation through Lagos State's Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat. He urged Muslims to practice open-mindedness and compassion towards each other.

The President emphasized the importance of maintaining good behavior even after Ramadan, advocating for religious harmony and continued acts of charity.

Sheikh Sulaiman Abou Nolla, the Grand Chief Imam of Lagos, led the prayers, highlighting the significant blessings of fasting and its role as one of the five pillars of Islam. He described Ramadan as a time of mercy, grace, forgiveness, and answered prayers.

The Imam called for national unity and stressed that diversity and togetherness are crucial for the country's development. He appealed to the government to support the populace and advised citizens to remain disciplined and peaceful.

Prayers were offered for the guidance and protection of President Tinubu, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, and their teams as they make decisions for the people's welfare.

Notable figures at the event included the Minister of Blue Economy, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, the former Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Tinubu's private secretary, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, members of the Lagos Council of Traditional White Cap Chiefs, and the Lagos Head of Service, Shuaheeb Olabode Agoro.

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