Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called on Muslims to intensify prayers for unity peace and progress in Nigeria during celebrations of Eid-el-Fitri.
He congratulated them and their counterparts across the world for the successful completion of this year's Ramadan fasting.
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Saraki said Muslims should adhere to one of the injunctions of Allah that formed the basis of sermons delivered in various mosques during the holy month that all citizens should pray for their leaders and their nation so that the leaders could receive divine guidance while initiating measures that will bring comfort and respite for the generality of the people.
At this point in our national life, unity among all the different ethnic and religious groups will usher in peace and peace can only engender progress and development. We therefore need to learn to live together in peace, tolerate one another and eschew actions which can threaten the peace of the nation, said Saraki.
Muslims, in particular, should continue to demonstrate the fact that the meaning of Islam is peace and therefore we should learn to live in peace with people of other faith and tolerate each other. We should also remember our fellow citizens in the North eastern part of the country who are being assailed by insurgents who call themselves Boko Haram.
The Senate President urged all Nigerians to continue to pray for military men who are engaged in the war against the insurgents in the North East and other parts of Nigeria.
- CAJ News