Eid-el-Kabir: Kalu Advocates Peaceful Co -existence
Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu has urged Nigerians to sustain peaceful co-existence regardless of ethnic, religious and political differences, Igbere TV reports.
Sen. Kalu while acknowledging the roles of spiritual and traditional leaders in promoting peace and unity in the country, called on Muslim faithful to extend the merriment of the season to people of other religious beliefs.
The former governor, who urged politicians and other stakeholders to be cautious in their utterances on national issues, added that Nigeria’s diversity should not be used to cause disharmony among the people.
In a statement signed by his media office in commemoration of the 2019 Eid-Al-Kabir and made available to Igbere TV, Kalu felicitated with the Muslim community on the festivity.
He said, ” I join our Muslim brothers and sisters across the globe to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
“It is a special season for the Muslim ummah to offer prayers for themselves and Nigeria at large.
” Let us use this opportunity to uphold he teachings of the Holy Quran and exemplary qualities of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) in our endeavours.
“This period calls for sober reflection as individuals and as a nation.
” Nigerians are one regardless of political, ethnic and religious differences and as such, we must resist any attempt to cause division.
“The country will be prosperous if we can embrace brotherliness, selflessness and togetherness in our daily pursuits.
While wishing the Muslim Umrah a hitch free celebration, Kalu urged Nigerians to be steadfast and law-abiding.
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