The Nigeria Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Thursday called on Nigerians irrespective of religious affiliation to live peacefully with one another anywhere they co-existed.
The Vice-President of NSCIA, Anambra chapter, Alhaji Dauda Ajagu, made the call while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha on the essence of the Eid-el-Kabir.
Ajagu urged Christians and Muslims to have the spirit of love so that the country would be a peaceful place, noting that without love there would not be peace and unity.
“Love, peace and unity go hand-in-hand in every life setting. The essence of the Eid-el-Kabir is for us to show our obedience to Almighty Allah and our leaders.
“This will bring blessings from Allah and peace to our neighbourhoods and country at large.
“If Prophet Ibrahim did not obey Almighty Allah’s instructions, he would not make the move to sacrifice his son to him and Allah would not have provided a sacrificial ram to replace his son,’’ he said.
The cleric noted that the current challenges facing the country, especially that of corruption and insurgency were surmountable through fervent prayers and fasting.
“Any nation without Allah’s presence and reverence will continually have a lot of social, economic and spiritual problems,’’ Ajagu added.