Eid-El-Maulud: FCT Minister calls for peace, end to violence in Nigeria
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammad Musa Bello, has urged his fellow Muslim brothers to shun violence and embrace peace as they celebrate Maulud Nabiyy of noble Prophet Muhammad.
The FCT minister made the call in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Thursday.
According to him, Maulud is a celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and an occasion which calls for sober reflection and spiritual rejuvenation.
“On behalf of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, I congratulate the Muslim Ummah in the FCT on the occasion of Maulud Nabiyy of our noble Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for the Islamic year 1442 after Hijra.
“As we celebrate this important moment, I urge all Muslims to adhere to that cardinal principle of peace upon which the religion of Islam is built.
“I also enjoin all Muslim faithful and other residents in the FCT to join their compatriots across the country to stop and ponder deeply on the challenges currently confronting us as a nation and as people.
“There is an urgent need for us to imbibe the true meaning of piety, sacrifice, patience, tolerance and fellowship in our relationship and dealings with fellow residents.