The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has harped on the need for sustainable peace, unity and the love for one another in Nigeria, irrespective of any religious, ethnic or political affinities.
Wamakko, who represents the Sokoto North Senatorial District, gave the admonition in his message the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
“These are the most potent and plausible tools of national development, and without them, no nation can progressively surge to sustainable, enviable greatness.
“Achieving them should, therefore, the preoccupation of any sane and patriotic Nigerian, most especially at the current moment in Nigeria,” Wamakko said.
The senator, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, further appealed to the Muslim Ummah to imbibe the priceless virtues of sacrifice and love amongst the entire citizens of the nation.
“We should keep fostering unity, respect for one another, as well as being pious and law abiding.
“We should also individually as religious, traditional and political leaders guard against hate speeches, as well as incitement or fanning the embers of disunity, especially in this period of increased political tempo in the country.”
Wamakko further remarked that the significance of the season should be beyond the festivities and that it should bolster piety, self-discipline and sacrifice.
While congratulating the Muslims for the opportunity by Allah to witness yet another Eid-el-Kabir, he urged the faithful to use the period to pray for peace and unity in the country.
Senator Wamakko also called for special prayers for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections.
By Oluwashina Iyanda