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Atiku at Sallah, Charges Nigerians On Due Diligence





Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja.

Former Vice President and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has said that strict adherence to the procedure of due diligence before entering into contractual agreements is an imperative for the evolution of a progressive.

The APC presidential hopeful in a goodwill message on the occasion of the Eid-el-kabir said the significance of the festival is a celebration of trust between man and God, rooted in the fulfilment of promises.

The statement issued by his media office in Abuja on Friday quoted Atiku Abubakar as saying that trust is the foundation of the relationship between man and God and the two principal religions in Nigeria – Islam and Christianity – place premium on the need for people to fulfil the terms of agreements.

“I rejoice with fellow Muslims across the country to celebrate the Eid-el-kabir festival. The significance of the celebration today is not in the blood or the flesh of the rams that are slaughtered,” the APC chieftain said adding “the message is for people to be honour bound to respect the terms of the promises made to other entities.”

“As a society, we must place a premium on trust. Our greatness as a country is attainable only when government honours the promises it makes to the people. A leader who has a track record of reneging on every promise he makes cannot drive the process of change we desperately yearn for.

“As a people too, we must be vigilant and thorough about the decisions that we take in conjunction with others. It is our responsibility to ensure that we enter into agreements with people of proven character and credibility.

The prevailing mindset of placing trust on people based on primordial sentiments such as ethnic or religious considerations  without recourse to due diligence is not healthy for the growth of individuals or nations,”Atiku said.

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