By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), through its President, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle has felicitated with Muslims in the country as they celebrate this year’s Eid el Kabir.In a statement issued by Ayokunle on Sunday , CAN urged Muslims to pray for the country, saying they should join their Christian brothers and sister to collectively build the country.
“We pray that the joy of the celebration shall endure for you all. May the spirit of the season enlarge your capacity to treasure our relationships and secure for us all a prosperous, safe and more secured Nigeria founded on love and sacrifice.” The statement reads in part.
On the state of the nation, “Though we are in a trying time economically in Nigeria, you must all have the trust that the same God that provided a ram for Abraham in the barren desert is going to provide for you and meet all your needs, not only in the time of this celebration but beyond.
“If you cannot afford to celebrate with what you desire this year, trust God that next year would be better.
“Let us seize this opportunity to pray for peace, unity and progress of our Fatherland, President Buhari and the government of the day to be able to lead us to better days ahead. We should also seize the opportunity to share the love of God with one another and be at peace with one another.”