Former Vice President of Nigeria and the PDP 2019 presidential election candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Saturday advised governments across the globe to consider citizens welfare as utmost prioprity in the administration of states.
He further advised citizens to protect themselves against the deadly Coronavirus by avoiding crowded places, social distancing and washing and sanitizing hands always. He further said that observing all these protocols is for our own benefits and the benefits of humankind in general.
Full Message As Tweeted via the Waziri Adamawa verified Twitter handle, @atiku
This year’s Eid-il-fitr celebration is already a special one. But I wish all Nigerian Muslims and their counterparts across the world a more special celebration, filled with pleasant moments as we pray together and enjoy the day with our families.
This time calls for sacrifice in leadership. This is no time for extravagance and living in luxury.
People in leadership positions all over the world should learn from countless examples of how Prophet Muhammed (SAW) and his immediate disciples took the welfare of the people as priority in administration of a state.
It is also incumbent on governments at all levels, that in planning for the post Covid-19 era, the welfare of the people should be of paramount priority.
As Muslims, it is incumbent upon us to do our best both in action and in prayers to ensure that the world is healed of this deadly virus in the earliest possible time.
Just as it was a Ramadan like none other, the Eid-il-fitr celebrations marking the end of the fasting this year too would be epochal.
The COVID19 pandemic is a test from Allah and, having fasted as we are enjoined as Muslims, let us continue to remember that it is part of our faith to protect all lives and to abide by regulations from those in authority, especially during a time of great uncertainty like this.
Those protocols about avoidance of crowded places, social distancing and regular washing of hands are for our own benefits and the benefits of humankind in general.
He concluded by wishing Muslims happy Eid-il-fitr.
Eid Mubarak. -AA