Edward Nnachi, Abakaliki
The Convener of the New Nigeria Group, Sam Ohuabunwa, has called on Nigerian leaders and citizens to sacrifice their selfish pursuits to enable the country to prosper and attain prosperity.
This was contained in a Sallah message personally signed by Ohuabunwa on Sunday.
Ohuabunwa, a former Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, opined that Nigeria was at a crossroad, adding that the nation was being threatened by high spate of insecurity, economic crisis and unimaginable corruption.
He said the panacea was for the leaders and citizens to be willing to sacrifice their selfish desire, comfort and personal ambition to God.
He said, “The significance of this festival is rooted in sacrifice. We must emulate the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) in giving our all to Allah in Ibadah.
“Our nation is at a crossroads. Its very existence is threatened; threatened by the highest levels of insecurity, economic crisis and untold levels of corruption. Our nation ranks low on every possible index used to measure progress and development.
“It is important for Muslim ummah and indeed all Nigerians to reflect on the different demands of sacrifice.
“We must realise that to build a nation where justice , prosperity and security reigns, its leadership and citizens must be willing to sacrifice their selfish desires, sacrifice their comfort and surrender our personal ambitions to the will of the Almighty God.”