Former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Kalu, has emphasized the imperative of peace and unity in nation building as he felicitates the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.
Describing the festive season as a period for sober reflection as a people, Kalu charged Muslim faithful to embrace the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the exemplary lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad.
The former governor urged religious leaders to use their platforms to advocate peaceful co-existence among all ethnic groups in the country.
He also admonished Nigerians to offer prayers for leaders at all levels of government, adding that Nigeria is better-off as a united and indivisible entity.
He said, “I join our brothers and sisters in Islam in celebrating the Eid-el-Kabir. It is a season of self-appraisal as individuals in the service of Allah and humanity.
“The teachings of the Holy Qur’an and exemplary qualities of Prophet Muhammad must be demonstrated in our daily lives.
“For a better society, the acts of forgiveness, alms giving, togetherness and selflessness must be encouraged.
“As we mark Eid-el-Kabir, prayers must be offered for the progress of the country.”
While wishing the Muslim ummah a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Kalu called on the political class to use their platforms to advance the cause of the people.