Uba Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has asked Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, forgiveness and love in order to re-humanise Nigeria and restore harmony in the country.
Sani made the call on Monday in a message to Muslims and Nigerians to mark Eid-el-Maulud, a celebration set aside to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
While praying for peaceful and incident-free celebrations, the senator asked Muslims to remain persistent in their supplications for Nigeria’s prosperity, adding that Maulud should be a period for deep meditation and self-scrutiny in line with the values taught by the Prophet.
Sani also asked Muslim scholars to imbibe the wisdom, humility, and tact used to spread the Islamic religion by the Prophet and his companions as against extremism and radical indoctrination that is becoming a norm today.
According to him, it is not enough to remember the birthday of this “solemn man of peace who stood for justice and fairness” only to slip back to the divisive attitude, endless bickering, and the disunity that has plagued the country.
“Muslims all over the world have a duty to foster enduring communal harmony, shun unnecessary and counterproductive conflicts as thought by the Holy Prophet of peace whose Maulud we are celebrating,” the senator said.