By Yakubu Temitope
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari has urged Nigerians to intensify prayer for peace and progress of the Nation.
He said this in a congratulatory message to Muslim faithful on Eid el Kabir celebration.
Senator Buhari in a press statement issued by his Media Office also admonished wealthy Nigerians to extend hands of charity to the underprivileged during the festive period to promote love and harmony.
While urging Nigerians to cultivate the habit of peaceful coexistence amongst all religious adherents in the country, Senator Buhari said ‘‘Peace is key to development and without it, living will be difficult.
The APC lawmaker representing Oyo North at the upper chamber of the National Assembly stated further that “ I am appealing to all Nigerians to use this period to make sacrifices of tolerance for peace to reign in the country.
“This period is key to all and we must take advantage of it and give room for permanent peace to engender growth and development in all sectors.’’
He maintained further that “we have no alternative to peace as conflict has never helped any society, tolerance holds the answer and we all must imbibe that as we celebrate this period of love.
He however urged his constituents and people of Oyo state to keep faith with the government and support leaders with prayers.