- Senator Uba Sani has urged Nigerians to allow peace reign in the country
- Nigeria has witnessed wanton destruction of property and loss of lives in the last few weeks
- The lawmaker, however, noted that all issues causing the problems must be resolved amicably through dialogue
The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district at the Senate, Uba Sani, has urged Nigerians to use this year's Eid-el Maulud celebration to imbibe the spirit of peace and love personified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that while rejoicing with the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and across the globe on the occasion of Maulud, Senator Sani noted that the occasion could not have come at a better time for the country.
"We are confronted with serious challenges and situations that urgently require that we imbibe the virtues of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). Tension has enveloped many states and communities."
The senator lamented that legitimate protests over human rights infractions by security agencies have degenerated into wanton destruction of lives and property across the country.
"Our economy has taken another terrible hit. It is quite distressing. But hope is not lost. I want to urge Nigerian men and women to give peace a chance and let love reign again.
"Our dear Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) showed us the way. His life was an open book of love, humility, simplicity, patience, perseverance, forgiveness and tolerance. Let us reflect on the happenings of the last one month and resolve to pull our country back from the brink."
The senator urged Nigerians to strive hard to make the country work while noting that Nigeria's differences as a nation and as a people are not irreconcilable.
"Other nations did not arrive at the gate of greatness by tearing themselves apart at the least provocation. Freedom, justice and equity are ideals which we must collectively strive to achieve if we hope to lift our country to higher heights.
"We must engage in national conversations to forge a country that all of us would be proud of. I rejoice with our dear governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai on this occasion. May the Almighty Allah continue to strengthen him.
I also salute the acting governor of Kaduna state, Hajiya Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe who has been steering the affairs of the state in these difficult and challenging times. Allah is indeed her strength. I warmly greet and salute my constituents, the good people of Kaduna Central senatorial district."
He urged Nigerians to continue to maintain peace, adding that the problems facing the country could be collectively resolved through dialogue, understanding and tolerance.
The lawmaker further stated:
"We are making progress on all fronts. We must not embark on any action that will reverse the gains so far made. I will continue to serve my people to the best of my ability. Our constituency, by the grace of God, will regain its pride of place."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari urged Muslims in the country to desist from vices that are contrary to the teachings and personal examples of the Prophet Muhammad.
It was reported that while speaking in a goodwill message issued through his media aide, Garba Shehu, on the occasion of the Maulud celebration, the president said the indiscriminate killing of innocent people is contrary to teachings and personal examples of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Source: Legit Nigeria