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Wada urges tolerance as Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Kabir

14 October 2013, 19:51

Lokoja - Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi has urged Nigerians to live in peace and harmony irrespective of their religious affiliation.

The governor made the appeal in Lokoja on Monday in his congratulatory message to Muslims as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.

He urged Muslims and Christians not to see themselves as enemies but as brothers and sisters created equally and with the same purpose by only one God.

Wada said the insecurity in some parts of the country could have been avoided if there was peace and love among adherents of the different faiths.

Wada called for a sober reflection among Nigerians and urged Muslims to use the opportunity of the Eid-el-Kabir to pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria.

He also urged them to remember the country's leaders in their supplications to Allah because Nigeria needed the support of all.

The governor called for moderation in the celebrations and urged the celebrators to remember the less privileged in the society.

Wada advised them to reflect on the life and teachings of Prophet Mohammed and imbibe his virtues of simplicity, justice, humbleness and fear of God.



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