Abuja - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the celebration of Maulud Nabiy.
Dogara also called on Muslim faithful to imbibe the spirit of humility, gratitude and charity to one another as demonstrated by the life and times of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to the Speaker, Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja.
Dogara said that the virtues of service and exemplary leadership as demonstrated by the Holy Prophet should guide both leaders and the led on the need to give their all.
He added that giving their all should be in the overall interest of the nation.
"Let me use this occasion to call on us all to reappraise our commitment to the unity and progress of the country as entrenched by our forefathers.
"On our part as lawmakers, we shall continue to come up with legislative intervention that will guarantee a virile and united nation," he said.
While wishing all Muslims a happy Maulud celebration, Dogara urged the faithful to use the occasion of the Prophet’s birth to reflect on the essential lessons of his life.
The speaker also urged the faithful to pray for continued well-being of the nation.