The speaker of the Nigerian house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has asked Nigerians to contribute emphatically towards ensuring harmonious existence in the country.
In his Eid-el-Kabir message on Monday, the speaker said Nigerians need to be unified in tackling the challenges facing the country.
Gbaja mentioned that Nigerians, especially Muslims, should use the spirit of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to pray for wisdom for leaders.
“I congratulate my Muslim compatriots for marking this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. This is a time for us to be more united as a people,” he said.
“As Muslims, we must make frantic efforts to emulate the virtues of the Holy Prophet, whose life is a perfect example of what we all should be.
“The act of sacrifice, one of the major lessons of the Eid-el-Kabir, should be part of our lives at all times. We must make sacrifices for ourselves, our families, our friends, our neighbours, and of course, our country.
“I enjoin all of us to continue to be good citizens and make meaningful contributions for our continuous peaceful coexistence.”