Eid el- Maulud: Kalu harps on national unity



 

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu has felicitated with the Muslim community occasion of this ’s Eid el- Maulud celebration.

 

 

 

The former Governor, while commending leaders and traditional rulers for promoting peace and unity across the country, called on to use this season for sober reflection and devotion.
Kalu admonished Muslim faithful to offer prayers for unity, peace and progress of Nigeria during this period.

 

He stressed that must imbibe the spirit of togetherness, brotherhood and selflessness despite ethnic, and political differences for the sake of well .

 

The Senate Chief Whip called on Muslims to uphold the teachings of the Holy Quran, while demonstrating forgiveness, piety, charity and patriotism in their daily pursuits.
In his goodwill message, Kalu applauded leaders for educating their followers and  at large need for tolerance and mutual respect,  adding that Nigeria better off as a united and indivisible entity.

 

He said, “I join our Muslim brothers and sisters to mark this ’s Eid el-Malud in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

 

 

 

“This not a period for merry making but a time for sober reflection as individuals and as a nation.
“We must demonstrate the exemplary qualities of Prophet Muhammed (SAW) in our daily lives.

 

 

 

“The citizenry and government must work harmoniously for the sake of building a united Nigeria.
“It only in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, that sustainable development can be achieved.

 

 

“We must resist any attempt by unpatriotic and selfish individuals to divide the country.
“Nigeria must remain one united entity for Nigerians to reap the diverse potentials of the heterogeneous nature of the country”
Kalu used the opportunity to call youth to shun all acts violence, while admonishing Nigerians to their grievances against government through legitimate platforms, adding that the recent EndSARS protests across the country was hijacked by hoodlums, thugs and miscreants resulting into loss of lives and properties.
The Senator stressed that the political class must live up to expectations in meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the people, noting that the peaceful EndSARS protesters made their demands known to the federal government, adding that the President deserves commendation for the immediate dissolution of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

He however urged the youth and federal government to engage in a dialogue in a bid to address other demands of the genuine protesters.