President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Sunday felicitated with Muslims faithful in the country as they celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festivities and urged them to pray for peace and accelerated recovery of the nation’s economic.
Saraki in his Sallah message signed by his Special Adviser, (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also urged Nigerians to remain steadfast and committed to the cause of one, united and developed country.
He observed that despite the current economic challenges, the country and its people have all that is required to come out better and stronger.
He called on all Nigerians to live in harmony with one another irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliation adding that the significance of the Eid-el-Kabir festival is to celebrate the true love and grace of Almighty Allah to mankind through sacrifice, devotion and faith.
Saraki said: “I sincerely rejoice with all Nigerians especially the Muslim faithful on yet another Eid-el-Kabir, which is both a period of sacrifice and obedience to divine guidance and a time to share our resources with our neighbours no matter how little.
“It is also a call on all of us to love one another, eschew all forms of violence, adhere strictly to the noble tenets of Islam and peaceful coexistence. We must not relent in being our brothers’ keeper and playing our part to achieve the New Nigeria of our dreams.
“Truly, times are tough, but we are a tough people too. Therefore, I have no doubt that we shall overcome our present economic setback sooner than anticipated, if we all commit to the ideals of nation building.
“I also enjoin everyone of us to contribute in strengthening the bond of unity and oneness that exists among us. This, I believe, will spur us to avoid negative tendencies that could derail our efforts at ensuring faster economic revival and socio-political stability,” he said.
Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the Senate President