Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to use the period of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud to collectively reflect on the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and apply same to achieve national rebirth and cohesion.
In a message issued by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal said Prophet Muhammad (SAW) promoted the virtues of diligence, hard work, and commitment to set objectives, adding that when imbibed, these virtues can help propel the nation towards rapid growth and development.
He said Nigerians should use this year’s celebration to pray for the country, adding that they should also reflect on the ideals of peace, unity, harmony and selflessness taught by Islam in order to build a stable nation.
“With peace, tolerance and brotherly love, we can build a country of our dream. We should therefore eschew all forms of vices as we continue our march towards unity, development and self sustenance.”
While expressing optimism that the year 2015 will be a positive one for Nigeria, Tambuwal wished all Nigerians a happy and successful Maulud celebration.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has condemned renewed killing of innocent Nigerians in Borno State by terrorist elements in the North East part of the country, assuring Nigerians that the insurgency will soon be history.
At least 44 people have been shot dead at a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria, officials in Borno state say.
Men dressed in military camouflage arrived in Konduga town on Sunday morning and shot or hacked to death dozens of people returning from morning prayers, two residents said.
The Speaker described as barbaric, the brazen attack on security operatives and killing of innocent worshippers in Konduga.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal charged security operatives to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to justice.
He urged Nigerians not to despair, saying the dark period of wanton killings in the country will soon be a thing of the past.
While praying for the repose of the souls of those who died, Tambuwal prayed to God to give their families the fortitude to bear the losses.