Muslim faithful have been urged to always show love and brotherliness to one another irrespective of religious or ethnic differences.
The Chief Imam Umuahia Central Mosque, Alhaji Mustapha Goni, stated this in his State.
Alhaji Goni called on the faithful to use the period of of Eid-el-fitr to pray for the unity, peace and love of the country.
The Chief Imam also called on those in leadership positions to use their God given positions to better the welfare of the people.
The Sarikin Hausawa of Abia State, Alhaji Yaro Danladi, urged Muslim faithful to always imbibe the teachings of the holy Prophet Mohammad, which is centered on love and peace among one another.
He called on Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts towards moving the country to next level.
The Muslim communities were later hosted to Eid celebration by the Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District, Senator Theodore Orji.
Similarly, Nigerians are advised to promote peace and love in the country irrespective of their religious differences.
A Muslim faithful and Vice President, Muslim Youths Association of Nigeria, Mr. Adedejo Kabaria, gave the advice in an interview with Radio Nigeria.
Speaking on the relevance of Eid el Fitri, Mr. Kabare said the feast, which means “The Festival of Breaking the Fast,” is also a time Muslims come together to reflect on the teachings of Islam.
According to Mr. Kabaria, the feast begins with the first sighting of the new moon.
The Vice President also called on people to shun acts capable of causing crisis in the country.
Meanwhile, the Deputy President of the Senate, Professor Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Muslim faithful to keep praying for the country.
Senator Ekweremadu made the call in his Eid-el-Fitri message.
He noted that praying for the peace, security and progress of the country and doing things in the right direction would be of great benefit to the people.
The Deputy President of the Senate encouraged them to sustain the lessons of the Ramadan beyond the holy month.
“I congratulate the Muslim Ummah on their successful journey of faith, discipline, peace and love throughout the month of Ramadan. Going forward, I urge them to ensure that the great virtues of peace, love, forgiveness, sacrifice, and patriotism imbibed during the Ramadan Fast are felt in every aspect of our national lives beyond the holy month.
“I urge the Muslim Ummah and indeed all Nigerians to continually pray for the nation in the face of the worrisome security and daunting national challenges. I have no doubt that with prayers and the right attitudes and policies, Nigeria will emerge stronger from her present difficulties”, he said.
JULIET UGWU AND NNENNA CHRIS