By Our Correspondent
Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has called on all Muslims in Nigeria to use the occasion of the Eid-el Maulud, which is the birthday of Prophet Muhammed to preach peace and unity for the progress of Nigeria.
Governor Ayade who made the call in his goodwill message signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, said: “While I congratulate all my Muslim brothers and sisters across the country on this year’s Eid-El-Maulud, to mark the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammed, may I appeal to you that as we celebrate the holy Prophet’s birthday, your prayer for the peace and unity of our dear country is needed now more than ever before.
“As devout faithful, let us harness our creative energies, our love for one another towards the development of the country by aligning with our President, Muhammadu Buhari to help realise the dream of the founding fathers for a better Nigeria.
“As we celebrate, we must not be unmindful of the lessons of Eid -el-Maulud, which is love, peace and devotion.
“You have always demonstrated good examples by exhibiting the true teachings of Muhammed. I want to, however, urge the Muslim across the country to continue to join hands with people of other faith to preach peace, love and unity which our country desperately needs.
“May the Almighty Allah fill your hearts with His love as you celebrate in peace,” Governor Ayade entreated.
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