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Senate president Lawan confirms Nigeria is challenged, advises citizens in Sallah message

- Nigeria's Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, congratulates the Muslims in the country over the Eid-el-Kabir celebration

- Lawan wants Nigerians to remain conscious of their shared heritate and destiny as the country moves from its current challenges to greatness

- The Senate president wants Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of steadfastness, generosity and obedience

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Saturday, August 10, urged Nigerians to be steadfast in the process of nation building, as they join the rest of the world to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lawan made the call in a Sallah message signed by his media adviser, Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja.

The Senate president enjoined Nigerians to always remember their shared heritage and destiny of national greatness and be guided by the Nigerian spirit of firm confidence as they tackle the contemporary challenges of nation-building

While congratulating Muslims from Nigeria who joined other faithful in participating in the rites of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, he urged them to remember the purpose of the celebration, which was to commemorate the trials and triumph of Prophet Ibrahim.

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Lawan said Prophet Ibrahim was annually remembered and venerated across ages for passing a great test of faith.

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“I urge all to take inspiration from the exemplary virtues demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim through his sacrifice, patience, steadfastness, generosity and obedience to Allah’s command and constituted authority,” he said.

The Senate president wished all Nigerians happy Sallah celebration.

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, August 10, restated his administration's commitment to the protection of the lives and properties of every Nigerian citizen.

Buhari said this in a message marking the Eid-el-Kabir celebration slated for Sunday, August 11.

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