President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Maulud “to reflect on the virtues of the Holy Prophet by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens while exhibiting patience, honesty, sincerity, kindness and generosity in all their undertakings.”
He particularly urged the youths to use the birthday of Prophet Mohammed “to shun all negative tendencies as manifested in the recent hijacking of peaceful protests to loot and destroy public and private property.”
However, he promised to bring Policemen, who abused their powers, to justice.
On the COVID-19 pandemic, Buhari said much as the country had worked well to contain the virus, Nigerians must not stretch their luck too far.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, quoted him further, “Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert the second wave of the pandemic. We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown.”
Also, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, said the period should be used to pray for peace in Nigeria.
“While congratulating Muslims all over the world for the Eid-Maulud, the Speaker urged that the characters and teachings of the holy Prophet should be the watchword for all”, his media aide, Lanre Lasisi, wrote on Wednesday.