- Senator Uba Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central at the red chamber, has celebrated with Nigerian Muslims over the Eid-el-Maulud celebration
- Sani urged the Muslims to re-embrace the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad in order to rebuild the badly damaged local economies
- According to him, Governor Nasir El-Rufai should be commended for his outstanding performance in the state
Kaduna, Kaduna - The senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani, has sent a warm message to Muslim believers on the occasion of this year's Eid-el-Maulud celebration.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, urged the Muslims to re-embrace the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in order to heal the communities and rebuild the badly damaged local economies.
The lawmaker made this known in his annual Mauludin-Nabiy message to Muslims in Nigeria in general and his constituents in particular.
Expressing his deep concerns over the current state of the nation, the lawmaker noted that the common goals when people stopped recognizing and celebrating our common humanity.
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"We lost it as a people when we stopped recognizing and celebrating our common humanity. Peace and harmony departed from our communities when we banished the spirits of love, tolerance, patience, and perseverance and replaced them with the destructive spirit of hate.
"our communities became centres of bloodletting instead of an oasis of peace when we allowed conflict entrepreneurs to manipulate us and set us against each other" and pointed out that, "since we fell prey to manipulators, it has been a tale of woes for us. No progress. Only weeping."
He, therefore, urged the people to use the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) to make peace with one another across tribe, religion and other social divides, adding that "we are one people before God. Mutual respect and love will renew us and restore our communities. Hate diminishes us and erodes all the progress we have made."
Senator Uba also urges communities across the nation to set up peace volunteer teams that would provide youths with the avenues for forging understanding, tackling conflicts, promoting peace and friendship, stressing that "effective interaction and dialogue will definitely shorten the shadow of distrust and ensure peace and harmony in our communities."
The lawmaker, who is also the chairman of Senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions, touched on the increasing fortunes of Kaduna state under El-rufai.
"Our dear Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is not only reinventing the economy of Kaduna state through massive infrastructural development, he is making strenuous efforts to rebuild peace in the state.
"The Kaduna state peace commission set up by Governor El-Rufai and dedicated to peace promotion through inclusive dialogue must be supported by our people."
He then said the commission deserves all the possible support to enable it to resolve age-long conflicts and forge understanding amongst the people, stressing that "there is indeed no alternative to peace."
The senator then extended his heartfelt salute to my dear constituents, the good people of Kaduna central senatorial zone on this joyous occasion, describing them as having been wonderful.
"I deeply appreciate you. I crave your continued support. Better things are on the way for you. Happy Eid-el-Maulud."
Nigerian pastor leads followers to celebrate with Muslims in northern state
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Pastor Yohanna Buru, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministries, Sabon Tasha, on Tuesday, October 19, led a team of Christians to Rachers Bees Stadium to celebrate Eid-el-Maulud with Muslims in Kaduna.
It was reported that Pastor Buru said he was at the stadium to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The followers of the two faiths said meeting at the venue to celebrate Eid-el-Maulud was aimed at strengthening ties and promoting the culture of togetherness.