President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured that his administration was committed to winning the war against terrorism and ensuring better living conditions of Nigerians.
In his Eid-el-Fitri message to the nation, the President stated that his government would not be deterred from its goal of positively transforming the country into a strong, united, progressive, stable, secure and prosperous nation in which all citizens would live in peace in spite the immense diversities.
While congratulating all those who went through the purifying Ramadan fast and are now celebrating Eid-el-Fitri, Jonathan expressed hope that Ramadan’s spiritual lessons and the Holy Prophet’s teachings of piety, love, justice, fairness, equity, peaceful co-existence with others, tolerance, honesty and dedication to duty would remain for the benefit and greater glory of the nation.
The President prayed that the lessons and blessings of the Holy Month would positively influence attitudes towards fellow countrymen and women, irrespective of their religion or places of origin and promote greater commitment to the peace, unity and stability of the nation.
Jonathan, who noted that the observance of the Holy Month was sadly tainted in parts of the country with the continuing atrocities of extremists and terrorists, however, urged all patriotic Nigerians to remain strong and resolute in defence of freedom, unity, law and order, peace, security and progress of the nation.
The President said: “I feel the pains and anguish of all our compatriots who have experienced the harrowing impact of terrorism unleashed on them by brainwashed and misguided agents of evil and disunity, but we must never throw up our hands in helplessness and despair as the terrorists and purveyors of anarchy want.