Tinubu pleads with Nigerians to make sacrifices for country’s progress

Tinubu pleads with Nigerians to make sacrifices for country’s progress

President Bola Tinubu charged Nigerians to commit to making sacrifices for the progress and stability of the country. Tinubu joined other Nigerian Muslims to perform the Eid-el-Kabir prayers at the Dodan Barracks Praying Ground in Lagos and was accompanied by Mr Nuhu Ribadu, National Security Adviser, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Babatunde Fashola, a former Lagos State Governor and other top government functionaries.

Tinubu pleads with Nigerians to make sacrifices for country’s progress

President Bola Tinubu Tinubu during an interview on Wednesday in Lagos after the Eld-el-Kabir prayers called upon both leaders and followers to adopt attitudes that would propel the nation to greater heights. He stressed the need for deliberate commitment from both leadership and citizens alike. He said, “May our sacrifices turn to prosperity. We’ve to make sacrifices and that is clear. “But Allah will not give you the burden that you cannot carry; He will not. He is there for you. “Have faith in the country, have faith in yourselves, believing as a citizen of this country that it will be well with us. “You must join hands to live together without religious or tribal sentiments. Live with one another in joy and prosperity. “Nigeria will see peace and stability and God will grant those in the warfront victory and peace and spare their lives.” In his sermon, the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Suleiman Abu-Nolah, said that the festivity promotes the culture of sacrifice, unity and tolerance among the Muslim faithful. “The religion does not permit the practice of selfishness, intolerance or sectionalism. “We should use the occasion to reflect on the various challenges facing the country and use it to rectify whatever is our challenge through prayer to God Almighty.” The Chief Imam prayed for the continued peace, progress and stability of Nigeria and called on all Nigerians to imbibe the values of Prophet Ibrahim. Mr Femi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the wellbeing of the country. “We must sacrifice for the nation because praying and loving is part of our duty as citizens because it is what will make the nation great,” he said. Gbajabiamila, in his speech, said that the president would continue to give hope to Nigerians by continuing to implement people-oriented policies. He said that the president would need the prayers of Nigerians to continue the various initiatives towards turning the country into the dream of our founding fathers. “As the president returns Abuja, he will need your prayers and as he moves to all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria, he will also need your prayers. “The weight of the task is daunting but with the prayers and support of all Nigerians, the president will surely surmount them,” he said.

2Baba opens up on sacrifices he has done for his marriage


Legendary Nigerian artist 2Baba has revealed how sacrificed so many lifestyles in order to make his wife actress Annie Macaulay-Idibia happy.


Speaking with The Sun newspapers during an interview, 2Baba disclosed that marriage to his wife, Annie has made him more responsible as a man. 2Baba recount when he decided never to get married when he was growing up. However, he changed his mind as he made a decision to settle down with the woman who was there for him when he had nothing. The father of seven said; “To be frank, I was thinking that I would not marry. There was a time I said that I was not going to get married; but once the thought came, I decided to marry the woman who has been there for me when I had nothing. … And oh, I am happier than before. At least, I am more responsible now. When I was a bachelor, I could go out and come back anytime I wanted. But now, I cannot do that again. Now, once I am done with the day’s work, I have to go back home to my wife and kids. And then, the way I party before has reduced because I am married and getting older as well. Now as a married man, I have a sense of responsibility. I now know that I need to consult my wife before doing certain things, unlike before.”