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Buhari Tasks Muslims On Unity As Kalejaiye Calls On Govt To Tackle Insecurity Challenges

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Akin Olayemi

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the greatest commitment to Islam is for Muslims to put its good virtues into practice, and by making justice and righteousness the guiding principle of their everyday life.

The President stated this in his Eid-el- Adha message to Muslims in the country, while advising Nigerian Muslims to be the mirror through which others see the good virtues of Islam.

According to him, “Islam is a religion of peace and we should avoid violent extremist ideas that give Islam a wrong name because our conduct leave more lasting positive impressions than what we say by word of mouth.’’

He however regretted that “violent extremism is the greatest challenge facing Islam today and the only way we can neutralise its evil influence is to distance ourselves from the activities and teachings of those who preach indiscriminate violence against innocent people. And this flies in the face of the teachings of Islam.’’

Similarly, a community leader, High Chief Kehinde Kalejaiye, who is the community head of Otumara 11, Apapa road, Ojo-niyun and it’s environs in the Lagos Mainland of Lagos state felicitates with Muslims in the country as they celebrate the big Sallah.

Kalejaiye who is a Christian preaches religious tolerance, peaceful coexistence, perseverance and importantly, obedience to the constituted authority which is the central teaching of Eid-el-Adha.

He said, “I celebrate with our Muslim brothers and sisters in Lagos Mainland, Lagos state and the entire country.

As we celebrate this festival of obedience, I enjoin our Muslims brothers and sisters to imbibe the teachings of the season and adopt it in dealing with people of other faiths.

Our dear country can only prosper when we, regardless of our religious affiliation, are obedient to the authority and are tolerant of each other. No country thrive in crisis.”

The community who doubles as the CEO of Kenny Cedar Hotel, Lagos on the insecurity challenges in some part of the country said Nigerians should be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress in tackling the challenges confronting the country.

He added, “It requires the collective efforts of all Nigerians to journey through this phase of our national life. So, I advice both Christians and Muslims to be patient in the face of the current insecurity challenges in the country.

May the good Lord grant us the wisdom and love we require to live as one and I also pray for the families of those that had fallen victims of the insecurity challenges, may God grant them eternal rest.

Under this, I also wish to state that the government should speed up efforts at bringing to an end the spate of killing and clashes in the Middlebelt, Northeast and in the Southwest. Human lives are too precious and sacred to be wasted away. Once again, I wish Muslims in Nigeria a happy Eid celebration.”

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