The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged Nigerian Muslims to remain united, steadfast and continue to live peacefully with their neighbours as they mark this year’s Eid-el-Maulud.
Speaker Gbajabiamila also called on Nigerian Muslims to continue to pray for the country and her leaders, especially as they celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
In a message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said the life and times of the Holy Prophet were worthy of emulation, hence the need for Nigerian Muslims to emulate him.
Gbajabiamila said though Nigeria is facing some challenges at the moment, he noted that with prayers and unity of purpose, the country shall overcome them.
He urged all Nigerians to continue to be vigilant wherever they are as that would help in checkmating insecurity.
Speaker Gbajabiamila was optimistic that Nigeria and Nigerians would come out stronger.
In the same vein, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and strive to live with one another in peace and harmony.
In a message to commemorate this year’s Maulud, Wase said the birth of the Prophet ushered in a new dawn for humanity, urging citizens to rededicate themselves to promoting unity, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
“I believe that we will make faster progress towards the realisation of our shared vision of a strong, united and prosperous nation if our people imbibe the prophet’s lessons of peace, tolerance, honesty, selflessness, sincerity, justice, equity and peaceful co-existence with our neighbours.
While wishing all Muslims a happy Moulud celebration, the Deputy Speaker urged the Ummah to use the occasion of the Prophet’s birth to reflect on the essential lessons of his life and to pray for the continued well being of the nation.