Eid-el-Kabir: Southern Senators Preach Against Insecurity, Division, War

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By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti

Members of the National Asembly under the aegis of Southern Senators Forum has appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace and dialogue in settling all differences, rather than threatening division and  war.

The Senators said the country’s diversity has been its greatest  strength, respect and reckoning in the global politics, maintaning that Nigeria has immeasurable dividends to savour in staying united than disintegrating into fragments.

The Senators saluted Muslims for their contributions to the stability of this nation, urging them to sustain the tempo for Nigeria  to regain its strength economically, politically and in all ramifications.

This was contained in an Eid-el-Kabir message  congratulating Muslims and signed by the Forum’s Chairman and Senator representing Ekiti Central, Opeyemi Bamidele, on Sunday.

The All Progressives Congress Senator warned that the country has nothing to gain with the deafening wardrums being beaten over agitations in some quarters, saying such demands can still be achieved  through dialogue, understanding  and mutual respect..

Bamidele  urged Muslims to offer prayer supplications  for Nigeria as they celebrate Sallah for Allah to rescue the nation from the dungeon of kidnappings, carnages of multifaceted dimensions and threat of secession.

“This is the most challenging time for this nation and we need God’s urgent intervention to rescue us from this unpalatable situation.

“This is not the time for blame-game or exchange of tantrums on the basis of ethnicity ,politics and religion that can exacerbate already tensed condition and stoke the ember of disunity amongst our diverse ethnic nationalities.

“The combined effects of the Covid 19 and insecurity have affected our economy adversely. Food inflation is crippling the economy and the  masses  are groaning in excruciating pains.

“We need collective efforts to save the nation from this parlous situation. Our Muslim brothers have made huge sacrifices  and this time offers another opportunity to help the country further with their prayers.

“We rejoice with them at this festive time and wish them a happy celebration”, the forum said.

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