The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has urged Muslims to use the occasion of the commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to pray fervently for the pray for Nigeria’s continued existence, especially the need for all leaders to lead responsibly with fear of God and in the overall interest of the country.
Speaking in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the Association, Hon. Solomon Onah the association also urged the Muslim faithfuls to pray for the country’s unity, peace, and security.
Hon. Ona, who is also the Chairman of Enugu State Chapter of ALGON, noted that Eid-el-Maulud provides “another golden opportunity for Muslims to have deeper reflection on the unique attributes of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) for emulation.”
According the statement, “It is the desire of Allah and in line with His virtues that people should leave in peace with the spirit of love, patience and perseverance, it is therefore necessary that His wish is respected and that such will bring an enduring progress in families, communities and the Country in general”.
Hon. Onah further noted that ALGON under the present Leadership of Hon. Alabi Kolade David has continued to promote peace and unity through its policy of strengthening national cohesion with its zonal meetings.
He added that the meetings has enabled “the National Executive Council (NEC) members of ALGON, other chairmen and local governments’ stakeholders to have a feel of togetherness and appreciate our diversities.”