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Maulud: Lawan,Gbajabiamila task Muslims on tolerance

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, greets the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the Maulud, which commemorates the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

Lawan says 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.

“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.

“Doing so is particularly important now when these virtues are required for healing our land and strengthening our bond as humans, people of faith and Nigerians.

“The Federal Government and the National Assembly will continue to work assiduously to create the enabling environment for peaceful coexistence and prosperity in Nigeria,” Lawan says.

While the Senate President wishes all a happy celebration, he again reminds us to continue to observe the COVID-19 health protocols during the celebration and after.

In the same vein, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged Nigerian Muslims to remain united, steadfast and continue to live peacefully with their neighbours as they mark this year’s Maulud.

In a message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said the life and times of the Holy Prophet were worthy of emulation, hence the need for Nigerian Muslims to emulate him.

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.

He said though Nigeria is facing some challenges at the moment, with prayers and unity of purpose, the country shall overcome them.

The Speaker, urged all Nigerians to continue to be vigilant wherever they are as that would help in checkmating insecurity.

Reporting by Amaka Ene/Ibrahim Shehu; Edited by Adeniyi Bakare