The Senate President Bukola Saraki and his predecessor, Senator David Mark, have congratulated Muslims on the completion of Ramadan and called for sustained prayers for Nigeria
In a statement by his media aide, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki commended the Federal Government for its effort at tackling insecurity in the country.
He said: “We have just ended a month-long fast, paving way for the Eid-el-fitri celebrations. We should therefore seize the opportunity to pray for the country and its leaders.”
Saraki also appealed to Nigerians to use the season to promote national integration, saying that “Eid-el-fitri is a time of love and goodwill. It gives us a message to love all and hate none.”
He said that in spite of numerous challenges in the country, ‘’hope is not lost.”
In his message, Mark urged Muslims to use the period of Eid-el-Fitri celebration to promote peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
Mark said that more than ever before the country needs men and women of goodwill to promote peace and unity.
He said that in spite of the daunting challenges, especially insecurity, Nigerians must come together to provide a common solution to the plethora of problems confronting the nation.
He urged the citizens to continue to uphold the sanctity of “our brotherhood and good neighbourliness as a panacea for peace to reign.”
Senator Mark stressed the need for all citizens to live in peace and harmony with each other in order to create an enabling environment for development.
“With cooperation and collective efforts, our challenges would be surmountable, pointing out that blame games or buck-passing will only jeopardise our efforts,” he said.