President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, urged Muslims nationwide to pray for Nigeria which, he said, is at an important juncture as his government takes “all necessary measures to make the country secure and economically viable.”
“We need the full support of the citizenry in the form of patriotism, patience, and prayers,” Tinubu appealed in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, titled ‘Eid-el-Maulud: Imbibe the virtues of Prophet Muhammad, Tinubu urges Muslims.’
Tinubu congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and beyond on this year’s Eid-el-Maulud celebration, charging them to live by the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He said beyond celebrating the day marking the birthday of the Holy Prophet, the period should be used for deep introspection and fervent prayers.
“Adherents should make deliberate efforts to adhere to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
“There are great lessons of devotion, perseverance, tolerance, humility and selflessness that we can all learn from the life of the Prophet,” the President said.
He urged religious leaders to use the period to pray for the country and to encourage their followers to take the appropriate lessons from Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life in their commitment to the country.
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