Sola Ojo, Kaduna
Senator representing Kaduna Central (APC) and Chairman, Senate Committee in Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Uba Sani, called on Nigerians to unite together to make the country work better.
The lawmaker made the call in his message to Muslim faithful across the globe on the occasion of this year’s Eid-El-Maulud set aside to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).
According to him, “I wish to heartily rejoice with the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and across the globe on the joyous occasion of Eid-El- Maulud.
“For us in Nigeria, the occasion could not have come at a better time than now when we are confronted with serious challenges and situations that urgently require that we imbibe the virtues of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
“Tension has enveloped many states and communities. Legitimate protests over human rights infractions by security agencies have degenerated into wanton destruction of lives and property across the country. Peace is now in short supply. Our economy has taken another terrible hit. It is quite distressing. But hope is not lost.
“I urge our countrymen and women to give peace a chance. Let love reign again. Our dear Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) showed us the way. His life was an open book of love, humility, simplicity, patience, perseverance, forgiveness and tolerance. Let us reflect on the happenings of the last one month and resolve to pull our country back from the brink.
“Our differences as a nation and as a people are not irreconcilable. Nigeria is our pride. We must strive hard to make it work. Other nations did not arrive at the gate of greatness by tearing themselves apart at the least provocation.
“Freedom, justice and equity are ideals which we must collectively strive to achieve if we hope to lift our country to higher heights. We must engage in national conversations to forge a country that all of us would be proud of.
“I rejoice with our dear Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai on this occasion. May the Almighty Allah continue to strengthen him. I also salute the Acting Governor of Kaduna State, Hajiya Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe who has been steering the affairs of the state in these difficult and challenging times. Allah is indeed her strength.
“I warmly greet and salute my constituents, the good people of Kaduna Central Senatorial District. Please continue to maintain the peace. We can collectively resolve all issues through dialogue, understanding and tolerance.
“We are making progress on all fronts. We must not embark on any action that will reverse the gains so far made. I will continue to serve my people to the best of my ability. Our constituency, by the grace of God, will regain its pride of place”, he hoped.