The Speaker of House of Representatives has enjoined Nigerians to sustain the spirit of unity in diversity for the Nation to attain the desired greatness.
Mr. Yakubu Dogara made the remarks at an Iftar( breaking of fast) and Special prayer with Members of the House of Representatives from South-South and North-east zones.
“Nigeria can attain greatness, if the citizens come together and support one another regardless of their different beliefs,’’ Mr Dogara stated.
Spirit of unity in diversity
He said;“Today’s event underlines the spirit of unity in diversity that we ought to be exhibiting in our national life. I believe that Nigeria can borrow from this spirit where people from diverse faiths join together to support one another. With this spirit, we will definitely be a great country and I know that it is a destination that we’ll attain very soon by the grace of God.”
The Speaker reiterated his call for continued prayers for the health of the Nigerian President and God’s guidance for the entire leadership of the country at all levels.
The Special Prayer session was led by Ustaz Ahmed Yunus, a Member from Gombe State at the instance of the Speaker after the obligatory three Raka’ats Magrib Prayer.
During similar event with members from South West and North Central Zones, special prayers were offered for the quick recovery and safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Dogara stated that the breaking of the fast has now become a tradition in the House, as a way of demonstrating unity among members, regardless of their religious persuasion.
” In the House, we now have a tradition where members from various zones join our Muslim brothers to break the Ramadan fast to show that we are one, irrespective of our different beliefs,” the speaker stated.
“We pray for those who are piloting the affairs of the country in his absence, ably led by the Acting President. We pray also for the National Assembly for the complimentary role we are playing in providing good governance…We should also remember leaders at state and local government levels and all in position of authority so that God will continue to increase them in wisdom, strength and good health, because if the leaders are doing well, the nation will do well,” the Speaker explained.
The Iftar Dinner and special prayer session will continue with members from the North/ West and South/ East.