Sharafadeen Alli, a former Secretary to Oyo State Government and Chief Adegboyega Adegoke, the Ajia-Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, have called on Muslims to fervently pray for a greater Nigeria. The two men made the call in separate Eid-el Maulud messages made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Eid-el Maulud is celebrated annually to mark the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
Alli in a statement he personally signed, felicitated with Muslims, and urging Nigerians to live peacefully with one another.
The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) governorship candidate in the 2019 general election, also urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, perseverance and patience as stipulated in the holy Quran by Prophet Mohammed.
“For those of us witnessing this year’s celebration of Eid-el Maulud, we need to appreciate Allah for the privilege and extend love to other people,” he said.
The Ibadan chief said that adherence to the teachings and life of Prophet Mohammed would guarantee peace in Nigeria.
He called on Muslims to use the occasion to pray fervently for restoration of peace in Nigeria.
Also, Adegoke, the Executive Director of OES Energy Services and founder, Agboyega Adegoke Resource Centre(AARC) felicitated with Muslims, urging them to demonstrate love at all times.
The Ibadan chief in a statement he personally signed, urged the people to uphold the virtues of Prophet Mohammed
He urged Muslims to imbibe holiness which characterised the life of the holy Prophet during his sojourn on earth.
Adegoke admonished them to be united in love and use the celebration to pray for those in leadership to take right decisions that would lead to national growth.
He called on Muslim faithful to re-dedicate themselves to the struggle for the emancipation of the country as they reflect on the ideals and teachings of Allah.
“Nigeria as a great nation will overcome all her challenges with the help of Allah. We all should resolve to build a country where goals and aspirations of the people will be met.
“Our people must always remember the teachings of Prophet Mohammed which encourages strong commitment to the development of the society,” he said.
The Ibadan chief also appealed to the youths to shun violence and resist negative influence, reminding them that the holy Prophet was a lover of peace.
Adegoke reminded them that with hard work and the fear of God, their dreams would come to reality.
He also urged Muslims and Christians to continue to coexist peacefully, stressing that no meaningful progress could be achieved in an atmosphere of chaos. (NAN)
– Oct. 29, 2020 @ 17:17 GMT |