Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has congratulated Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Eid-El-Maulud celebration. He issued the message today in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Honourable Eseme Eyiboh.

According to the statement, Senator Akpabio urged the Muslim faithful to pray for peace and prosperity in the country.

The Senate President said Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W.) left behind positive marks on humanity for which his followers should emulate. Senator Akpabio enjoined them to increase their prayers for those in authority and for the nation.

Meanwhile, Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina State enjoined Nigerians of all religious creeds to imbibe the virtues of true brotherhood and compassion for humanity, in their inter-personal relationships. According to him, doing so will greatly assist in engendering national peace, unity and integration in a pluralistic society like ours.

Elsewhere, Benue State Governor, Reverend Father Hyacinth Iormem Alia, charged all the Muslim Faithful in Nigeria and Benue State in particular, to follow the exemplary leadership of the Holy Prophet Muhammed, by promoting peaceful co-existence among the various segments of the society.

Governor Alia in a message of felicitation urged them to shun ethnic, political, religious differences and work towards building a safer and better Benue and Nigeria in general.


In a related development…

The Christian Association of Nigeria has congratulated the Nigerian Muslims in commemoration of the birth of Prophet Mohammed.

In a felicitation message to the Muslim faithful on behalf of the association and the Christian community, the CAN president, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, called for the promotion of mutual respect, understanding and peaceful coexistence among all religions. He noted that Nigeria’s strength lies in its diverse society, hence, the people should promote mutual respect and peaceful coexistence.

Meanwhile, Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State, in his Eid-El-Maulud message, charged the Muslims to pray fervently for peace and progress in the country and Kaduna State.

Governor Sani described this year’s Eid-El-Maulud celebration as an opportunity for the citizens to imbibe the virtues of Prophet Mohammed in order to heal their communities and rebuild badly damaged local economies.

Elsewhere, Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State in a statement by his spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, urged the Muslim communities to cherish the occasion of Eid-El-Maulud and reflect on the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

He added that the Governor charged the Muslims to pray for peace and prosperity in Zamfara State and Nigeria.