The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has commemorated with Muslims on the celebration of the Eid-el-Maulud.
Hon. Dogara 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 Mohammed.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker noted 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 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,” he stated.
“On our part as lawmakers, we shall continue to come up with legislative intervention that will guarantee a virile and united nation.”
While wishing all Muslims a Happy Maulud Celebration, Hon. Dogara urged the Ummah to use the occasion of the Prophet’s birth to reflect on the essential lessons of his life and to pray for the continued well being of the nation.