Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has charged Muslim faithful to continue to embrace the spirit of unity for the progress of Nigeria.
He made this remark in his Sallah message on Thursday, where he pointed out that this period requires more patience, fortitude, tolerance, endurance, patriotism and a greater willingness to make personal sacrifices for the good of all.
“The significance of the season should be beyond the festivities but towards a sincere commitment to righteous conducts in private and public lives.
As we celebrate this auspicious occasion, let us renew our faith in our nation and implore the almighty God to restore to us those values that place high premium on human life, love of neighbour and sharing even as we ventilate our faith in the unity of our dear country”.
In the same vein, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, extended his congratulatory messages to Muslims across the federation, urging them to emulate the spirit of togetherness amongst their Christian brothers.
Mr. Dogara in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, Thursday, said the period called for sober reflections.
“I enjoin you to use the period to uphold the spiritual benefit of the celebration by extending a hand of friendship and solidarity across all divides and imbibing the spirit of sacrifice and
obedience to the higher authority as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim and upheld by Prophet Muhammed.
This is an opportunity for us to reflect and pray for our nation; pray for our dear President for God’s guidance and good health and pray for all those in leadership positions so that God in his infinite mercy will continue to guide them as they steer the affairs of the country,” Mr. Dogara said.