Maulud: Tambuwal tasks Nigerians on peaceful co-existence
Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged Nigerians to uphold the tenets of peaceful co-existence and respect for all faiths, so as to build a united and peaceful nation, where everybody would feel free and safe.
In a message issued in Sokoto yesterday by his spokesman, Mallam Imam Imam, to commemorate this year’s Maulud, Tambuwal said the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) should renew “our faith and bond of unity as one people, one nation, our diversities notwithstanding.”
He said same way that the birth of the Prophet in Mecca ushered in a new dawn for humanity, Nigerians should view the occasion of this year’s Maulud Nabiyyi as an opportunity for a new beginning for the country.
“I believe that we will make progress towards the realisation of our shared vision of a strong, united and prosperous nation if our people imbibe the Prophet’s lessons of peace, tolerance, honesty, selflessness, sincerity, justice, equity and peaceful co-existence with others, including fairness to all,” the governor said.
He also appealed to Muslims across the country to imbibe the virtues of forgiveness, love, piety, humility, transparency, tolerance and perseverance.
While reiterating the determination of his administration to create an enabling environment for peace to reign, Tambuwal specifically congratulated Sokoto indigenes for witnessing this day and appealled to them not to relent in their prayers for the nation and its leaders.
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