The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has felicitated with Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Maulud, to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
In a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker charged Muslims to use the occasion of the remembrance and celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad to imbibe and promote the virtues of humility, love, peace, harmony and mutual co-existence, which the prophet exemplified.
He noted that as this year’s Eid-el-Maulud comes just a couple of weeks before the end of the year 2016, Muslims and all Nigerians should seize the opportunity to offer special prayers for the unity, progress and prosperity of Nigeria and for the country to overcome its current economic challenges.
” Maulud Nabiyyi is a special period that calls for sober reflections and special prayers to the Almighty for our leaders at all levels, for God’s wisdom and guidance. We must also put aside our ethnic, religious and political differences and come together to build a more united and peaceful country. I, therefore, enjoin us all to put the past behind us and forge a new path of greatness and prosperity”, the speaker enjoined.