By Olaolu Oladipo, LagosÂ
A former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu has charged Nigerians to live in peace and harmony, adding that the future of the country is bright under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.Â
In his Sallah message to Muslims in the country, Kalu pointed out that the heterogeneous nature of Nigeria should be seen as an advantage, noting that peaceful co-existence among Nigerians regardless of religion, tribe, economic and social status is a panacea for sustainable development.Â
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Alhaji Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu said, â€œIt is indeed another opportunity to join our Muslim brothers and sisters to celebrate this yearâ€™s Eid-el-Fitr in commemoration of the successful completion of the month-long spiritual exercise.Â
â€œThe Sallah period is a season of spiritual rebirth and fulfillment and as such, we should use the occasion to offer special prayers for the nation. The tenets of the holy month of Ramadan must be sustained by the Muslim Ummah as a way of keeping to the teachings of the Holy Qu’ran and exemplary qualities of Prophet Mohammed.Â
We must imbibe the acts of alms giving, togetherness, love and sacrifice in our daily lives.
Kalu, while wishing the Muslim community a hitch-free festivity, he reminded them to celebrate with people of other religious faiths.