Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to use the period of Eid el-Kabir to pray for the country.
The party gave the advice in a Sallah message signed by Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, the party’s caretaker chairman, in Abuja.
Makarfi stated that the spirit of love, obedience and sacrifice were some of the hallmarks and historical significance of the season.
He therefore urged that the period should not only seen as celebrations and merry making but a moment for sober reflection and efforts to get closer to God Almighty through actions and utterances.
We should also use the occasion to rededicate ourselves to His service by striving to continue to serve humanity irrespective of tribe, creed or political leanings.
God in His infinite wisdom and mercy has created us the way He has, with all our diversities, and has decreed that we exist in this highly endowed nation as each other’s keeper.
The best way to express our gratitude to Him is to continue to live in peace and keep on harnessing our diversity.
We should do these to explore and exploit the numerous opportunities He has endowed our Nation with, in positive ways.
While congratulating Muslims pilgrims for the opportunity to perform this year’s Hajj, Makarfi said it is an apt period for Nigerians to pray for the country.
As our country grapples with various challenges of development, this is also an apt period for all of us to pray earnestly to God to continue to bless Nigeria, guide and guard it.
I urge them (pilgrims) to, as part of their rituals, pray for the continued peace, security, development and prosperity of our dear country.
I also wish them a successful and fruitful Hajj and a safe return home.