Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration has advised residents to continually embrace peace and unity in every circumstance.
On the occasion of Eid-el-Maulud on 26th September, in Abuja, Wike said in his message, that it is a period to reflect on the teachings of peace, compassion, and unity of the Islamic Prophet, Muhammad bin Abdullah.
The minister said, “It is with immense joy that I extend my warmest greetings on behalf of the FCT Administration, to all residents of the Federal Capital Territory on this auspicious occasion of Eid-el-Maulud. This significant day marks the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and a time when we reflect on his teachings of peace, compassion, and unity.
“Eid-el-Maulud is not just a celebration of the birth of our beloved Prophet; it is an opportunity for us to come together as residents of the FCT to reaffirm our commitment to the values of tolerance, love, and kindness that he so tirelessly preached. It is a time for us to remember the importance of empathy and the virtues of togetherness that should guide our interactions with one another.
“In the Federal Capital Territory, we are fortunate to have a diverse and vibrant community that represents the rich cultures of our great nation. This diversity is a testament to the values of unity in diversity that our country holds dear. As we celebrate this day, let us remember that our strength lies in our unity, and our progress depends on our ability to live in harmony with one another.
“I would like to commend the residents of the Federal Capital Territory for their unwavering commitment to peace and harmony. Your cooperation and respect for one another’s beliefs and cultures have been the bedrock of our peaceful coexistence. Let us continue to nurture this spirit of understanding and unity.”
He further encouraged all to extend a hand of friendship to their neighbors, regardless of their background or beliefs.
He added, “Let us open our hearts to those less fortunate and share our blessings with those in need. In doing so, we not only honor the teachings of the Prophet but also strengthen the bonds that hold our community together. Permit me to take this opportunity to reaffirm the FCT Administration’s unwavering commitment to meeting our obligations to you, the valued citizens of the Federal Capital Territory.
“We understand the importance of providing essential infrastructure and services to enhance your quality of life. Rest assured, we are dedicated to improving our city’s infrastructure, from roads to healthcare facilities and everything in between. I would, however, in the spirit of this special occasion, also call upon each one of you to meet your obligations to the government and society. Let us all contribute to the growth and progress of our beloved FCT. Obey traffic rules, pay your taxes, and participate actively in community initiatives. Together, we can make the FCT even better.
“I also express my gratitude to the law enforcement agencies, healthcare workers, and all essential service providers who continue to work tirelessly to keep our city safe and functioning, especially during these challenging times. May this Eid El Maulud bring you and your family peace, prosperity, and happiness. Let us remember the lessons of the Prophet Muhammad and strive to emulate his virtues in our daily lives.”