Muslim Faithful have been urged to imbibe the spirit of peace, love and Unity as they celebrate this year’s Maulud.
The Commandant General of National Unity and peace corps, Dr Chinedu Nneji said in a message to this year’s Maulud that with love for each other, the challenges in the country would be a thing of the past.
He urged Nigerians irrespective of religion, ethnicity or political divide to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for the growth and development of the nation.
The Commandant General however noted that the corps was poised to contribute to solving the security problems in the country.
He pointed out that the corps had trained its personnel on intelligence gathering and other security measures that would improve the security situation nationwide.
Also, Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has felicitated with the Muslim Umma in the state on the occasion of this year’s Maulud which marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
Matawalle said Maulud is the time for sober reflections on the life and time well spent by Prophet which Muslims will continue to cherish and imbibe those qualities with the prayer that Allah will reward them with His abundance in both the world and hereafter.
In the meantime, Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong has congratulated the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria as they join their counterparts worldwide to mark this year’s Maulud.
Governor Lalong said the special occasion brings to remembrance the teachings of the Holy Prophet who emphasized love, forgiveness, peaceful coexistence and humility among others.
He said the failure of humanity to practice love is what has given rise to selfishness, violence, intolerance, religious bigotry, ethnic hatred, corruption, high crime rate and unimaginable level of wickedness that is prevalent in various forms.
Lalong said this celebration should be used as a moment for reflection and reconsideration of the fortunes of the nation which can be changed if all Muslims live their lives according to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad as contained in the Holy Qur’an.