Naija News reports that Tinubu made this comment while speaking with journalists after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers.
The former Lagos governor said citizens must make sacrifices “to really have our prayers answered.”
Tinubu said “differentiation and stigmatisation” will not help the progress of the country.
His words: “Differentiation and stagmatisation, is not going to help the country at this stage of our life as a nation. What today teaches is all about sacrifices that we all must make, to really have our prayers answered,” NAN quoted Tinubu as saying.
“No one was able to dictate to whom he would be born to, how you would be born and where he would be born. We are proud Nigerians and that is what should be paramount.
“Let us be proud of our country, dedicate ourselves to the growth and prosperity of our country.
“Yes, if we say things are hard, it means we will work harder to make it better, not to destroy what our founding fathers have done and put together in the spirit of one nation and one destiny.”
Tinubu also urged Nigerians not to forget the part of the first stanza of the old nation’s national anthem which says: “Though tribes and tongues may differ, in brotherhood we must stand.”