On the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud, which commemorates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Abbas Tajudeen offered greetings to the Muslim Ummah.
In his statement to mark the occasion on Wednesday, Speaker Abbas urged Muslims to follow in the Prophet’s footsteps, stressing that the Prophet’s life and teachings will continue to inspire future generations.
Musa Krishi, the Speaker’s Special Advisor on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that the occasion calls for sober meditation on the life and times of the Holy Prophet, who he described as the greatest peace-loving person to have ever lived on earth.
The Speaker urged not only Muslims but all Nigerians to imbibe virtues such as charity, forgiveness, honesty and patriotism, saying these are some of the qualities that leaders, and followers alike, should have to be able to have peace and progress in their country.
Speaker Abbas urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for their political, religious and traditional leaders, while expressing hope that the prayers and collective efforts by all stakeholders will take the country out of its current challenges.
He wished the Muslim Ummah successful celebrations of Eid-el-Maulud even as he called for peaceful conducts during the period.