Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to put aside all differences and collaborate with one another to build a united and peaceful nation, where everybody would feel free and safe.
Governor Tambuwal, in a message to commemorate this year’s Eid-el-Maulud issued in Sokoto on Sunday by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, further enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and strive to live with one another in peace and harmony.
He said, “Same way the birth of the Prophet in Mecca ushered in a new dawn for humanity, Nigerians should view the occasion of this year’s Maulud Nabiyyi as an opportunity for a new beginning.
“As a nation, we will make progress towards the realisation of our shared vision of a strong, united and prosperous nation if our people imbibe the Prophet’s lessons of peace, tolerance, honesty, selflessness, sincerity, justice, equity and peaceful co-existence.”
While rejoicing with Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful, on the occasion of Eid-el-Maulud, Tambuwal assured the people of Sokoto of his determination to promote religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence among all citizens.
He said his administration had made the provision of social amenities a top priority and would continue with its policies so as to ensure rapid development of all sectors of the state.