- Nigerians have been called upon by Senate deputy president, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, to follow religious tolerance
- Omo-Agege gave the advise as Muslim faithful in the country prepare for Eid-Maulud, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad
- The senator said that if the doctrines taught by the prophet are adhered to, there will be peace and unity in the country
As Nigerian Muslim faithful prepare for Eid-Maulud, the celebration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad which is to take place on Monday, November 11, Senate deputy president, Ovie Omo-Agege, has sent a message to Nigerians.
Celebrating with Nigerian Muslims in the country in his statement, called on them to follow the teachings of the prophet, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The senator said that if the doctrines taught by the prophet are adhered to, there will be peace and unity in the country.
He added that the Muslim faithful should uphold religious tolerance to foster national progress and peaceful co-existence.
Omo-Agege said: “Prophet Muhammad preached peace, truthfulness, faithfulness and he eschewed all vices including corruption and bitterness. Muslims should stick to his preachings. The Prophet was a complete man of peace."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, had called for unity among Nigerians, irrespective of political, religious and ethnic backgrounds, to enable the country to surmount its challenges.
He made the call while congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the 2019 Eid-el-Maulud to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
Okowa, who made the call in a statement by his chief press secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Sunday, November 10 urged Muslims to pray particularly for peaceful and united Nigeria.
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