Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated Muslim faithful on the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri which followed the successful observance of the month long Ramadan fast.
Dogara, on Tuesday urged Muslims to offer special prayers for peace, unity and wisdom to overcome challenges being faced in security and economy in Nigeria.
In a series of tweets on his official Twitter page, Dogara also urged Muslim faithful to use the Sallah celebration to reach out to those struggling.
Dogara wrote: “I felicitate with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid- El Fitr Sallah celebration which signal the end of holy month of Ramadan, I urge you to reflect the lessons and virtues of sacrifice, forgiveness, piety, self-denial and genuine love towards one another learnt during Ramadan.
“I urge you to also offer special prayers for the nation, for peace, unity and wisdom to overcome challenges being faced in security and economy.
“Use the time to also remember the downtrodden who struggle to make ends as well as other people in difficult situations.”