As Muslims worldwide celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has called on the citizens to emulate the exemplary leadrship of the Prophet, saying increased love and understanding among Nigerians irrespective of their religious affiliations are needed for peaceful coexistence.This was contained in a statement to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) popularly called Eid-l-Maolud.
The statement which was signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Razak to the Speaker stated that the country will continue to develop and grow if the citizens display love and understanding not only among themselves but also to the government.
“The Prophet was a man of peace and he shared the message of love and peace through the religion of Islam throughout his life time. He showed understanding for the various faiths and beliefs in Madinah during his lifetime and he never discriminated against any religion, groups or persons during his life,” the Speaker said.
According to him, “we should emulate and imbibe these qualities from the Holy Prophet so that our country will continue to grow”.
Obasa urged Nigerians to show understanding with the government at all levels, noting that government is desirous of making life better for the citizens no matter the current challenges it is facing.
“It is a challenging period for us in Nigeria but this government is equal to the task and desirous of improving the lives of our people. We.just need their love, support, prayers and understanding,” he said.
He urged Nigerians to therefore shun violence, and.desist from any act that can lead to breakdown of law and order. “The only way you can do this is by sharing love and.understanding among yourselves which is the major ingredient for a peaceful co-existence, the main message of Prophet Muhammad and Islam,” he said.