The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retired), Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Kwara State counterpart rejoiced with the Muslim faith on Friday by celebrating the Aid-el-Maulud.
In his goodwill message, President Buhari urged Muslims to “practice the noble and shining virtues of the Prophet Muhammad”, saying that “the best way to honor him is to follow his good examples”.
In his message of goodwill to Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Maulud to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, the President explained that “the Prophet became famous for his life of humility, justice and equity”.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the President’s Spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement Friday in Abuja, quoted the Buhari as saying: “The Prophet attracted people to Islam through personal examples of honesty, reliability, justice, patience and tolerance.
He urged politicians in this election season to avoid using swear words and swear words, and avoid the unwanted culture of demeaning and humiliating opponents.
Furthermore, Obaseki, in a statement, urged Muslims in the state to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the success of the 2023 general election.
He said: “I congratulate the Muslim faithful on the occasion of celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as we mark this year’s Eid al-Maulud.
“The celebration provides us with an opportunity for thoughtful reflection as we prepare for the 2023 general election.”
Likewise, the Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRazaq, called on the Muslim faithful to rededicate themselves to the commandments of Allah, including avoiding all sorts of misdeeds that may disturb public peace and human brotherhood.
The Governor, while addressing a large gathering of the Muslim community, which converged on Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin, congratulated them on Friday on the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, urging worshipers to imitate the great examples and the legacy of the prophet.
The annual Maulud celebration was organized by the Muslim Council of Kwara State under the chairmanship of the Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.