Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday harped on the need for Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of brotherhood and peaceful coexistence in their relationship during Sallah celebration and beyond.
Saraki in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Muslim faithful in the country, underscored the importance of peaceful co-existence by Nigerians as a necessity for development and peace in the country.
This is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja.
He further enjoined Nigerians to increase their efforts in charitable endeavours, perseverance and spiritual intercession for the nation.
The Senate President urged Nigerians to further devote their prayers at the Eid praying grounds to the call on Allah to restore peace in all parts of the country, strengthen the unity and rebuild the economy.
Saraki also congratulated Muslims on the celebration of the 2018 Eid el-Kabir festival and described the special occasion as “a period that honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son to show submission to Allah’s command”.
Ekweremadu, on his part called on the Muslim Umah to work and pray towards the peaceful and successful conduct of the 2019 general elections.
He noted that developments in recent elections in parts of the country were bad omens for 2019 general elections.
Ekweremadu also called on Nigerians to emulate Prophet Ibrahim’s life of total obedience, love, justice, and self-sacrifice, which he described as the hallmarks of Eid-el Kabir.
This is contained in a goodwill message to the Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eid-el Kabir, by his Special Adviser, (Media) Uche Anichukwu.
He observed that only such virtues as exhibited by Prophet Ibrahim could take Nigeria to the Promised Land.