Maulud: Senate President urges charity during recession

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has urged Muslims to imbibe the injunctions of Prophet Muhammad, which teach humility, gratitude and charity towards one another.

Senator Saraki made the call in a message to mark this year’s birthday of Prophet Muhammad which he issued in a statement.

The Senate President urged Nigerians to, irrespective of their faith, seize the opportunity of the Eid-el-Maulud to practice Prophet Muhammad’s precepts of piety, tolerance, justice and peaceful co-existence within our communities in the collective effort to overcome the current national challenges.

“With the current economic hardship in the country, there is no better time in applying the teachings of the holy Prophet on how to live a life of simplicity, charity and lending a helping hand to the needy in our midst,” Saraki said. 

“This occasion also offers us the opportunity to redouble our efforts in assisting hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons in the North East to enable them return home and live their normal lives,” he added.

He, however, stated that the Red Chamber and by extension, the 8th National Assembly would continue to come up with legislative interventions to revive the nation’s economy and guarantee a united and prosperous Nigeria.