President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan greets all Nigerians, especially Moslems as they celebrate Eid-El-Maulud on Thursday, January 24 which commemorates the birth of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).
The President urges all true believers in the Prophet’s Divine Message to use the Maulud celebration to continue to pray for peace in all parts of the country and resolve to do more to support ongoing efforts by the Federal Government and its security agencies to ensure greater safety of lives and property in Nigeria.
The President urges them to offer special prayers for the officers and men of Nigeria’s security agencies at home and abroad who are working very hard, day and night, and sometimes making the supreme sacrifice for the security of the country and all who live in it.
The President also urges the Islamic faithful to remember the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero and members of his family in their prayers and pray for their speedy recovery from the trauma of last weekend’s heinous attack, and the peaceful repose of the souls of those who sadly lost their lives in the despicable assault on an icon of the revered institution of traditional rulership in the country.
He calls on all Moslems in the country to seize the opportunity of the Eid-El-Maulud celebrations to rededicate themselves to doing their best to live up to the ideals of honesty, selflessness, tolerance, good neighbourliness, justice, equity and fairness which the Prophet preached and exemplified.
On behalf of himself, his family and the Federal Government, President Jonathan wishes all Nigerians happy Eid-El- Maulud celebrations.