Former President Goodluck Jonathan in his Sallah message, yesterday advised Nigerians to put the love of the country above personal interests, saying that is the only way to achieve the “Nigeria of our dreams.”
Jonathan cited the example of Ibrahim who was willing to sacrifice his son, saying: “Let us imbibe Ibrahim’s ideals and put Nigeria first in all we do. I salute the Muslim Ummah this Sallah. Happy Eid-el-Kabir. Without self-sacrifice, we will never see the Nigeria of our dreams. And we always think, ‘what about me’ instead of ‘what about Nigeria’.
“On Eid-el-Kabir, we honour Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son. This must teach us that we must all sacrifice for Nigeria’s greatness,” he wrote on Twitter.