As the Muslims across the country join their counterparts the world over to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir, the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu, has called for love and tolerance among Nigerians.
In a statement issued in Ijebu Igbo on Sunday, Kashamu admonished Muslims to use the period to show love and tolerance towards fellow human beings irrespective of creed, colour or faith. He said that no community or nation can develop without love and tolerance among the people.
Kashamu also urged Muslims not to consider the celebration as an occasion for merry-making only, but also for sober reflection and rededication to the service of God and humanity.
He appealed to wealthy Muslims to extend their hands of fellowship to the less privileged in the society by assisting them with edibles and other necessities of life.
The lawmaker urged the faithful to use the season to pray for peace, unity and progress among the nation’s multi-ethnic groups.