2018 Maulud: Saraki, Dogara preaches tolerance, unity - Trends and Politics


Monday, 19 November 2018

2018 Maulud: Saraki, Dogara preaches tolerance, unity

                                                       L-R: Dogara and Saraki
President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and his House of Representatives counterpart, Speaker Yakubu Dogara have urged Nigerians to use the opportunity of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday celebration to show love to one another and imbibe the virtues of perseverance and restraint.
In a message to commemorate this year's  Maulud’s anniversary, signed by Saraki's  Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the President of the Senate congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the birthday of the Holy Prophet and said that the occasion should inspire Nigerians to renew their belief in the Almighty Allah  and the country.
Saraki charged Nigerians, particularly Muslims to always emulate and promote  the virtues of Prophet Muhammad which include honesty, love for others and peaceful co-existence, saying "He, Prophet Muhammad preached and lived for peace and was revered and widely followed for his honesty and perseverance".
The Maulud, he said, would not have come at a better time than now when the country is about to conduct elections, "this year's Maulud has come at the most appropriate time for Nigerians to use it in praying for peaceful, free, fair and credible elections."
"In all our campaigns, let us strive to live by the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad among which is to show respect for one another, irrespective of our political affiliation," he said.
In his own message, Yakubu Dogara in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan said the celebration of Maulud is an opportunity for the adherents to  renew  faiths, rejuvenate their spirit and engender love in the society.
"The life of Prophet Muhammad and his teachings on piety, unity, charity, peaceful coexistence and good neighbourliness should serve  as a lesson and guidance as we march towards building a nation of our dream".
"As we mark this year's Eid Maulud, I wish to rejoice with our Muslim brothers and sisters and to urge that we take advantage of the  occasion to renew our bond of unity and love as a people of common destiny and to continue to pray for peace, progress and stability of the nation, especially as we inch closer to 2019 general elections".

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