The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has charged Muslims to allow the lessons of humility, sacrifice, love and selfless service garnered during the thirty-day fast to guide their lives and activities.
In his message to Nigerians on the Eid-al-Fitr celebration, Mr. Dogara noted that the Holy month of Ramadan afforded Muslims the opportunity to show compassion, mercy and kindness to their fellow men and advised that they should continue to put smiles on the faces of others beyond the Ramadan period.
A statement issued in Abuja, urged Muslims to use the period of Eid- el- Fitri to pray for Nigeria to overcome its present challenges.
” May I use this opportunity to urge the faithfuls to use the occasion to reflect on the lessons of Ramadan and continue to imbibe its teachings which are primarily premised on selflessness, sacrifice, patience, modesty and spirituality”, Dogara admonished.
The Speaker also called for prayers for the success of the country’s leadership under President Muhammadu Buhari for God to continue to guide, protect and give him the wisdom to steer the affairs of the state and actualise the change agenda.
While affirming the National Assembly’s commitment to upholding the tenets of Democracy and championing the cause of the electorate at all times, the Speaker promised that the House would continue to initiate laws and legislative interventions to support the change agenda and improve the living condition of Nigerians.