Dog­ara, La­sun urge Mus­lims to pray for Nige­ria

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Musa Ab­dul­lahi Kr­ishi

The Speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Yakubu Dog­ara, has con­grat­u­lated Mus­lims in the coun­try on the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the Ra­madan.

In a state­ment by his spokesman, Tu­raki Has­san, the speaker urged Mus­lims to use the pe­riod to pray for Nige­ria to over­come its present chal­lenges.

Dog­ara also urged Mus­lims to al­low the lessons of hu­mil­ity, sac­ri­fice, love and self­less ser­vice gar­nered dur­ing the 30-day fast to guide their lives and ac­tiv­i­ties.

"May I use this op­por­tu­nity to urge the faith­ful to use the oc­ca­sion to re­flect on the lessons of Ra­madan and con­tinue to im­bibe its teach­ings which are pri­mar­ily premised on self­less­ness, sac­ri­fice, pa­tience, mod­esty and spir­i­tu­al­ity", Dog­ara said.

Sim­i­larly, the Deputy Speaker, Su­lai­mon La­sun Yus­suff, ap­pealed to Nige­ri­ans to love one an­other, ir­re­spec­tive of re­li­gious in­cli­na­tions and es­chew vi­o­lence.

La­sun in his Eid el-Fitr mes­sage signed by his spokesman, Wole Oladimeji, noted that it was in the at­mos­phere of peace, love and unity that mean­ing­ful de­vel­op­ment could be achieved.

"There is good rea­son to make this coun­try great, so Nige­ri­ans should have pa­tience with the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari who is work­ing tire­lessly to rid the coun­try of cor­rup­tion.

"The en­ergy put in place to fight cor­rup­tion is greater than the one that would be used to put up de­vel­op­men­tal projects. Ev­ery­thing is in stages, there­fore Nige­ri­ans should co­op­er­ate and sup­port the pres­i­dent in the fight against cor­rup­tion," La­sun said.

(See more Eid sto­ries on pages 7 & 8)

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