President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has 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.
Saraki said this in a message to commemorate this year’s Maulud’s anniversary, signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
The Senate President 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 statement read in part: “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.”