ABUJA, Nigeria – The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, urged Muslims and Nigerians in general to imbibe the virtues of peace, tolerance, justice and love for one another as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Maulud.
In a goodwill message, Lawan felicitated with Muslim faithful on the commemoration of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud and enjoined Muslim faithful to do to each others as exemplified by Prophet Mohammed.
The Senate President said the birthday of the Holy Prophet should be an occasion for renewal of commitment to ideals that will enhance peace and prosperity in Nigeria.
Lawan also enjoined Muslims to always emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammad which include honesty, love for others and peaceful co-existence.
He explained, “Prophet Muhammad preached and lived for peace and that is the virtue expected of every Muslim, particularly in a diverse society such as ours.
“This year’s occasion is another opportunity to further thank the Almighty Allah for his continued guidance and intervention in the challenges in our society.”
The Senate President assured Nigerians that the 9th National Assembly would continue to do its best to make a positive impact in the lives of the citizenry through appropriate legislations.