The Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the Nigerian Muslims for this year’s Eid-Maulud celebration.
Mr. Gbajabiamila described Maulud, which is to mark the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as a time for sober reflections.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker urged Nigerian Muslims to use the occasion to pray for continuous peaceful coexistence in the country.
The Speaker also urged Muslims to imbibe the good teachings and the leadership qualities of the Holy Prophet, which he exhibited during his time.
He called on them to use the occasion to promote unity among the diverse people of Nigeria, noting that peace and unity are key to the development of the country.
“I join millions of Nigerians to congratulate our Muslim brothers and sisters for witnessing this year’s Eid-Maulud. It is indeed an occasion worth celebrating.
“I urge our countrymen and women, especially Muslims, to use the occasion to pray for our country at this time of our development,” he said.