BY DICKSON AGBO
Senate President Bukola Saraki has congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of a month-long Ramadan fast, while urging all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peace, patriotism and love for one another as a way of building a strong and united nation.
In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, to commemorate the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations, Saraki said only tolerance, stronger sense of patriotism and love for one another will help the country sail through the present multiple agitations confronting her.
He called on Nigerians to put love of the country over and above individual and sectional interests.
He said, “We should put into practice the lessons of tolerance, perseverance, and love for our neighbours that we learnt during the Ramadan period to overcome the multiple agitations threatening the corporate existence of our country.
“We should realize that our strength as a nation revolves around our diverse nature, and we must do all we can to ensure that we manage these diversity to build a strong, economically viable, politically stable and prosperous nation”.
While reiterating the Senate’s resolve and determination to keep the nation united, the Senate President said the task is a collective responsibility, and charged Nigerians to embrace peace and dialogue in resolving contentious issues.