The Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has felicitated with Muslim faithful as they celebrate ‘Maulud’ the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Governor Buni said Prophet Muhammad was a prophet of peace and light to the world, hence “this occasion of his birthday should therefore be a period to preach peace, forgiveness tolerance, and peaceful coexistence”.
Mamman Mohammed, Director-General, Press and Media to the Governor in a statement released on Thursday and made available to Naija Studio said that the governor urged the people to use the period to reflect on the unity of Nigeria, peaceful coexistence and good neighbourliness.
The governor observed that the Maulud was coming this year at a time when the nation is undergoing some challenges arising from the End SARS protests which claimed some lives, destruction and looting of property.
“The recent events that bedeviled the country are both regrettable and condemnable when lawlessness was exhibited with impunity.
“Unfortunately, this is happening when the global economy including Nigeria is adversely affected by the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
Buni urged Nigerians to guard the existence and corporate unity of the country jealousy as “there is no alternative to peace, and we have no other country than Nigeria,” he cautioned.
The Governor called on the people to pray for the state and the country for improved peace across Nigeria and wished everyone a happy and peaceful celebration.