As Muslims begin the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations today following the announcement of the end of the Ramadan fasting saturday by the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of the Sultanate Council, Sokoto, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), state governors, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal , his deputy, Emeka Ihedioha, other lawmakers and leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have been sending their goodwill messages to mark the celebration.
PDP Saturday reiterated the importance of patriotism, peaceful coexistence and a greater national consensus on matters that affect the nation’s collective well-being.
A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, said that the task of ensuring peace and stability in Nigeria is not a burden for the PDP or President Goodluck Jonathan alone.
Rather, the party called on elders, leaders and opinion leaders to continue preaching the message of peace and unity amongst Nigerians.
PDP said that it was happy to observe the efforts of prominent Nigerian leaders who have been promoting efforts of government in tackling the current challenges that face the Nation.
PDP said that as Nigerians celebrate the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, it appealed to all Nigerians to hold onto the lessons of the holy month which are supplication to the almighty, sacrifice and brotherly love for one another, saying, “We cannot claim to be people of faith if our actions negate the fundamental prescriptions of our creator..”
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tambuwal, urged Muslims in the country to use the period of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to reflect on their spiritual life as individuals and how they can contribute more meaningfully towards making Nigeria a greater nation.
In his Sallah message issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal said the steadfastness and devotion shown by