Speaker Dogara appeals for tolerance

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara has felicitated with Muslims  on the occasion of this year’s Eid el-Kabir celebration.

In his Sallah message to Muslims, Mr. Dogara called on the faithfuls to use the period for sober reflection and to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice for peace, unity and progress of the country.

The Speaker noted that peaceful co-existence and understanding as well as sustained prayers among citizens were essential in the face of the current economic and security challenges in the country which are not insurmountable.

” As we celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with our friends and families, we must never forget our country and its leadership  in our prayers. Eid-el-Kabir celebration is a period of sacrifice and reflection. I urge us all to emulate the virtues of total obedience, sacrifice in faith and selfless service as demonstrated and exemplified by Prophet lbrahim”, the Speaker admonished.

He expressed confidence that the diversification drive of President Buhari’s administration “coupled with its fiscal discipline and transparency will surely return the nation to the path of true development and prosperity.”

Mr.  Dogara assured Nigerians that the House of Representatives was determined to continue to work selflessly and tirelessly for the common good and the overall interest of the country through effective law making, oversight and representation.