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Eid-el-Maulud: Gov. Uzodinma urges Muslim brothers to shun violence

Muslims worldwide are commemorating the birth of Prophet Mohammad, Eid-el-Maulud on Tuesday.

• October 19, 2021
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma [Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Imo governor Hope Uzodimma has asked Muslim faithful to use the occasion of Eid-el-Maulud to pray for the country and eschew all forms of violence.

Muslims worldwide are commemorating the birth of Prophet Mohammad, Eid-el-Maulud on Tuesday.

“I urge our Muslim brothers to fervently pray for peace, unity and tolerance in Nigeria and shun every form of violence and lawlessness,” Mr Uzodinma said in a message distributed by his spokesman Oguwike Nwachuku to mark the occasion.

The governor urged Muslim faithful not only to emulate Mohammad, but also use the occasion to deepen the virtues of love, patience and perseverance which the prophet preached and stood for.

“No time in the history of Nigeria has love, peace, unity and respect for our diversity been needed than now,” he said.

“Do well to focus more on the virtues of hard work, peaceful disposition to one another and love for nation in line with the virtues taught by the Almighty Allah, “he said.

He advised Muslims to pray fervently for Nigeria’s leadership and spare a thought for their brethren who might be financially challenged. 

(NAN)

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