President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to rise above personal, group, sectarian and other interests.
The President in his Sallah message to the nation, asked the citizens to promote harmony and tolerance in dealing with one another at all times.
President Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu also urged all Muslims to use the occasion for sober reflection and self-examination, as well as strive to be good ambassadors of their religion by upholding high moral values.
He reminded them that the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir is a remembrance of the submission of Prophet Ibrahim to Allah, his Creator, by which he taught the world the value of sacrifice in relating with one another and when it comes to nation-building.
The President, who described Islam as a major factor in influencing human behaviour towards good conduct and actions, however, regretted that selfishness, greed and corruption have overwhelmed human souls to the extent that people abandon their religious beliefs in pursuit of their greed.