President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday urged Nigerian Muslims to emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as they celebrate the Eid-el-Maulud.
The President in a statement by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale said beyond celebrating the day marking the birthday of the Holy Prophet, the period should be used for deep introspection and fervent prayers.
“Adherents should make deliberate efforts to adhere to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. There are great lessons of devotion, perseverance, tolerance, humility and selflessness that we can all learn from the life of the Prophet,” Tinubu was quoted as saying.
Urging religious leaders to use the period to pray for the country, Tinubu urged them to admonish their followers to take the appropriate lessons from Prophet Muhammad’s life in their commitment to the country.
“Nigeria has arrived at an important juncture. While the government is taking all necessary measures to make the country secure and economically viable, we need the full support of the citizenry in the form of patriotism, patience, and prayers. The light is certainly bright at the end of the tunnel,” the President affirmed.
President Tinubu also urged Muslims celebrating the Maulud festival to extend their hand of fellowship to the needy and vulnerable in the spirit of the season while praying for the country and her leaders at all levels.