Ilorinâ€“Kwara State Governor, Dr Bukola Saraki has appealed to adherents of religious groups in Nigeria to continue to live together peacefully and display love towards one another as only this can make the country to progress.
Dr Saraki, who made the appeal in his Eid-el-Kabir message to all Muslims in the country, urged them to emulate the good teachings of Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) which harped on good neighbourliness, sacrifice, love, righteousness, humility and total submission to the injunctions of Almighty Allah.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Masâ€™ud Adebimpe called on Muslim faithful nationwide to be prayerful and reflect on the import of the Sallah celebration as a mark of Godâ€™s love for all.
Dr Saraki also advised Nigerians, irrespective of religious affiliation to show love and move away from always being negative about our country, using the example of South Africa and Brazil where the people always feel proud and say good things about their countries.
â€œI think it is important for Nigerians to give thanks to Almighty God, as I keep on emphasizing, we do not talk a lot about good things happen in Nigeria, we are so quick to talk about the negative things and I think as a country, we have achieved a lot.