The Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi , in his goodwill Sallah message to Nigerian Muslims to celebrate the end of the Ramadan fasting period, the Deputy Speaker notes that the lessons of this Holy month should be taken beyond the celebration.
According to him, “self-discipline and love for fellow human beings is one of the important virtues of the Ramadan fasting period, and that these virtues should not desert our hearts because the event has come to an end.
Speaking on Nigeria’s current challenges, Osanebi called on Muslims faithfuls to be good ambassadors of Islam by demonstrating the spirit of tolerance, love, respect for others and firmer commitment to peaceful coexistence.
He noted that Nigeria’s diversity should be translated into love, and religion should be a vehicle for cementing love and harmony amongst the people.
He said: “The greatest tribute Muslims can pay to the Prophet Muhammad is to live by his example of a pacifist spirit and tolerance. These are the tools with which to strengthen the pillars of Nigeria’s unity. There is no religion in the world that doesn’t preach love, but practice has far greater impact on perception than precept.