Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, has called on Muslims to fervently pray for a more peaceful and prosperous Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, which was made available to newsmen in Abuja the nation’s capital.
According to the Attorney-General, Eid is a period of love and sacrifice.
“The period of Eid of sacrifices comes with numerous lessons including sincerity, honesty, commitment,selflessness, introspection and empathy,” he added.
He called for enhanced mutual understanding, peaceful co-existence, good neighborliness and needy-centered approaches during the Sallah celebration and beyond.
Malami, therefore, urges Muslims as they celebrate the Eid to continue to be law-abiding and have sober reflection.
On the COVID-19 pandemic, Malami charged Muslims to observe all laid down safety protocols and guidelines issued by the authorities with a view to contain the spread of the disease in the country.
On current media attack on his personality, the Minister said; “The attack is one of the burdens of leadership. Who ever is appointed a leader, by God grace, it is only natural that in one way or the other one must be attacked. The good, one has been doing can hardly be seen when one is in office.
“It has been a common tradition for people to attack the President, Governors and those in the helm of affairs or in leadership position and responsibility. I cannot, certainly, be an exception. The good thing about it is that our Constitution is clear, our law is clear where exist impunity and how can it be best handled and addressed. It is not about attack on personalities. It is about compliance with the law. We are there to fight impunity,” he explained.
He said the greatest consideration in operation is the provision of the law.