By Abolaji Adebayo
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has urged the Muslims across the nation to continue to offer prayers for greater peace, unity and continuous progress of Nigeria as they celebrate Eid-el-Maulud on Friday.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, particularly enjoined Muslims to follow the exemplary leadership of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by promoting peaceful co-existence and uphold his legacies of unity, integrity and love for their neighbours.
While imploring Nigerians to shun ethnic, political and religious differences and work towards building a safer and better Nigeria, Ambode said that the celebration of the birth of the Prophet should renew the faith and bond of unity as one people and one nation irrespective of diversity.
“I want to seize this occasion to urge all Nigerians to commit themselves to making a greater effort to imbibe these qualities and values as they celebrate the Prophet’s birth.
“Let me therefore on behalf of all the good people of Lagos State wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a happy Eid-El-Maulud celebration,” he said.