by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Muslims in the country have been admonished to use the Sallah celebration to renew their commitments to the virtues of love and peace taught by Prophet Ibrahim, and work towards achieving them.
The Chief Imam of the Pankshin Central Mosque, Alhaji Audu Garba, who made this call, also urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, togetherness and peaceful co-existence as exemplified by Holy Prophet Mohammed.
The cleric stated this shortly after the Eid-El prayers in Pankshin, as he urged Nigerians to embrace peace and adopt attitudinal change in relating with one another, noting that change of mind and attitudes would make Nigeria great and better for the people.
According to him, “Islam is a religion of peace and harmony; hence there is need to live in peace, harmony and tranquility as Nigerians.”
Also, the Executive Chairman of Pankshin Local Government Council, Sir John Damap, while congratulating Muslims in Pankshin local government area on the celebration of Sallah, appealed to them to imbibe the spirit of love, forgiveness and tolerance for the county to move forward.
He advised them to use the period to pray for the restoration of peace and tranquility among the diverse ethnic groups in the country.
The LGC chairman urged Nigerians to view the occasion of this year’s Maulud as an opportunity for a new beginning for the country.