Pray for just, peaceful Nigeria, NBA urges Muslims

The Nigerian Bar Association, on Sunday, congratulated Nigerian Muslims on the celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir, urging them to use the occasion to pray for a just and peaceful country.

A statement by the National Assistant Publicity Secretary of the NBA, Akorede Lawal, said the association’s President, Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN), also urged Muslims to continue to imbibe the virtues of faith, trust and sacrifice for which Eid-el-Kabir was known.

The statement read, “The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN on behalf of the national officers of the Bar felicitate with Muslim lawyers and indeed the entire Muslim Ummah on the celebration of another Eid-el-Kabir.

“The significance of Eid-el-Kabir revolves around the virtues of faith, trust, sacrifice and belief.

“It is the hope of the Nigerian Bar Association that Muslim faithful will continue to imbibe and live by these virtues as they join hands in building a prosperous and secured nation.

“The NBA President enjoins Muslims to pray for a just and peaceful Nigeria as they worship at Eid grounds today (Sunday).”

Meanwhile, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State and the Emir of Gashaka, on Sunday, called on the people of the state to embrace one another for the peace and progress of the state.

In his message to the people of the state, Ishaku reminded the Muslims of the great lesson of humility and tolerance as exemplified by Prophet Mohammed.

He stated, “Eid el Kabir also reminds us of the need for sacrifice on our part to ensure peace and prosperity in our country and state.

“For us in Taraba, this year’s Eid-el-Kabir must be for all of us an opportunity to reconcile with our friends and neighbours and to re-dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of peace which is the most critical need of the state today.”
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