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Eid-el-Maulud: Reps minority caucus admonishes leaders to foster peace, unity



Eid-el-Maulud: Reps minority caucus admonishes leaders to foster peace, unity

The minority caucus in the House of Representatives has called on leaders at all levels in the country, to use the 2020 Eid-el-Maulud celebration to realign themselves to the path of truth, justice, honesty, peace and selfless service for the good of all Nigerians.

In a statement by the Minority Leader of the House, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta), the lawmakers said this is the only way to ensure the stability and development of the nation.

Elumelu said that virtues of honesty and justice are paramount in restoring calm among the citizenry.

According to him, “the Eid-el-Maulud presents us all with an immeasurable opportunity to rededicate ourselves as well as refocus and redirect our collective efforts towards the unity, stability and development of our country.

“This we can do by rekindling the virtues of honesty, equity, love and above all the fear of God and pursuit of justice in our dealings with one another

“The Eid-el-Maulud reinforces our hope in the kindness and mercies of God towards mankind, for which we must show gratitude by surrendering to His will by being upright and honest while showing love, kindness and forgiveness to one another, especially at this trying time,” he said.

Elumelu expressed optimism that the nation will surmount its challenges and embrace a bright, virile and prosperous future as leaders and citizens eschew all divisive tendencies and work together in unity.

The lawmakers prayed for the unity and prosperity of the nation and urged all Nigerians to use the Eid-el Maulud as a turning point in the collective task of building a united and prosperous nation where all will be happy.

The caucus assured that it will not relent but redouble its legislative activities in protecting and enhancing the aspiration of all Nigerians.

Eid-el-Maulud: Reps minority caucus admonishes leaders to foster peace, unity

Nigeria Muslims listen to sermon by Imam Bashir Umar Imam as they gather for prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s faith, at the prayer ground in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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