The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the Eid-el-Maulud, which commemorates the birth of Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Lawan, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Ola Awoniyi, the senate president said the occasion should remind Muslims and all people of faith of the virtues of peaceful coexistence, love and tolerance as taught and lived by the Holy Prophet.
According to him, “Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) set clear examples through his life of piety and fervent worship of Allah for all true Muslims to emulate at all times.”
Lawan also assured that The Federal Government and the National Assembly will continue to work assiduously to create the enabling environment for peaceful coexistence and prosperity in Nigeria.
The senate president again reminded Nigerians to continue to observe the COVID-19 health protocols during the celebration and after.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has also urged Nigerian Muslims to remain united, steadfast and continue to live peacefully with their neighbours as they mark this year’s Eid-el-Maulud.
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, Gbajabiamila said that the life and times of the Holy Prophet were worthy of emulation, hence the need for Nigerian Muslims to follow in his footsteps.
The Speaker added that although the country is facing some challenges at the moment, but with prayers and unity of purpose, the country shall overcome them.
He also urged all Nigerians to continue to be vigilant wherever they are as that would help in checkmating insecurity.