The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, and Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase have congratulated Muslim Ummah on the Maulud celebration and called for prayers to exhibit peace and love for one another.
Gbajabiamila, made the call in a congratulatory message through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, on Thursday in Abuja, while Wase sent his message through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Umar Puma.
The speaker said that the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad should be used to pray for peace in the country.
He said that the faithful should also pray for progress and unity, especially at this period of challenges facing the country.
The speaker advised that the characters and teachings of the holy Prophet should be the watchword for all.
Wase, in his message, also called on the faithful to promote love, unity and understanding.
The lawmaker felicitated with Musilims and urged religious leaders to use the period to spread love, tolerance and support for the ongoing reforms by the federal government.
“As we mark this year’s Eid-el Maulud, I wish to rejoice with Muslim brothers and sisters and to advise that we take advantage of the occasion to renew our bond of unity.
“I urge that we continue to pray for peace, progress and stability of the nation,” the deputy speaker said.
He further called on the youth to emulate the teachings and virtues of the holy Prophet and always resist individuals or groups that could sow seeds of division.
He added that they should strive to resist hatred from anyone trying to incite violence or instigate them against each other.
According to him, the life of Prophet Muhammad and his teachings are filled with piety, unity, charity, peaceful coexistence and good neighbourliness.
He urged all to emulate these virtues and live in peace as Nigeria march toward building a nation of our dream. (NAN)
– Oct. 29, 2020 @ 16:39 GMT |