OrderPaperToday – Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Ali Ahmad have felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-El-Maluad,
Saraki in a message enjoined Muslim faithfuls to imbibe the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) which are “anchored on love, peaceful coexistence and harmony.”
He said “just like the birth of the Holy Prophet in Mecca ushered in a new dawn for humanity, we should view the occasion of this year’s Maulud Nabiyyi as an opportunity for a new beginning for our dear country.
“We have made some progress in terms of security of lives and property since the last celebration and we must use this occasion to further seek the mercy and protection of Allah for all Nigerians.
“I believe that we will make progress towards the realisation of our shared vision of a strong, united and prosperous nation if we imbibe the Prophet’s lessons of peace, tolerance, honesty, selflessness, sincerity, justice, equity and peaceful co-existence with others, including fairness to all.
“We must remember the life and times of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) which was characterized by series of challenges, but at the end of it all he triumphed, I am confident that Nigeria will soon overcome her challenges.”
On his part, Ahmad admonished both Muslims and Christians to use the festive period to pray fervently for the nation.
The speaker in his Maulud Nabiyy and Christmas message issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Shuaib Abdulkadir, stated that with collective efforts as an indivisible nation, Nigeria would soon surpass the trying times.
Ahmad noted that the present administration is committed and dedicated to make lives meaningful for Nigerians, noting that what is required from the citizens is prayers, support and cooperation for God to guide President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders aright.
He enjoined both Muslims and Christians to use the opportunity to reflect on the teachings and lives of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Jesus Christ, describing both prophets as peace lovers.
The speaker who advised them to be modest in celebration urged them to cohabit harmoniously with one another.