The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, has charged Nigerians to pray for the peace and prosperity of the nation.
She stated this in her Eid-El-Maulud message to Muslim faithful.
In a statement issued by her Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Olamilekan Olusada, the lawmaker urged Nigerians at home and diaspora to show love to one another regardless of political, ethnic, tribe, religious and cultural differences, and to promote peaceful co-existence as a nation.
“I rejoice with all Muslim brethren on the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud and urge Nigerians to Pray for peace and prosperity of the nation.
“This is a celebration of the birth of our dear Prophet Muhammad (SAW), who demonstrated that we can co-exist and prosper through peace. To be a greater nation we need to follow the exemplary lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad(SAW) and emulate the teachings and leadership qualities of the Holy Prophet, by a life of non-violence, love and harmony.
“Nigeria needs to drive peace, stability and prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa. Without a peaceful, democratic and economically thriving Nigeria, it would be hard to get governance right in the region,” She said.
The lawmaker also revealed that Nigeria’s population is projected to surpass that of the United States by 2050 and it will be impossible to co-exist as a nation of stability and prosperity without a peaceful, democratic and economically thriving Nigeria.