Eid-el-Kabir: Kalu sues for peace, religious tolerance

Dr. Orji Kalu

businessman and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu
  has called on religious leaders to use their platforms to educate
their followers on the importance of peace and unity, noting that no tangible
development can take place in an atmosphere of chaos.

to Kalu, the ideals of Prophet Mohammed should be embraced in our daily lives,
adding that Islam preaches love, togetherness, sacrifice, selflessness and

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In a
statement signed by his Special Adviser, Alhaji Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu said,
“it is yet another Eid-el-Kabir, we praise Allah for granting us the grace
to witness this year’s celebration.
“It is a
season for sober reflection and self appraisal as individuals and as a people.
“In the
spirit of the festivity, let us use this occasion to offer special prayers for
people at the helm of affairs especially at this time the country is faced with
multi-faceted challenges.
“For the
sake of national well-being, the political class must imbibe the acts of
selflessness, determination and patriotism in their daily pursuits, not
forgetting the fact that leadership is a privilege to serve the people and not
for self-aggrandizement and accumulation of ill- gotten wealth”.
former governor used the opportunity to call on Nigerians irrespective of party
affiliations to support the President Buhari-led government in taking Nigeria
to enviable heights , adding that with the current state of the nation, all
hands must be on deck to complement government efforts aimed at making life
meaningful for the people.
equally used the occasion to appeal to the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and other
militia groups to sheathe their swords for the sake of peace, pointing out that
the bombing of oil installations in the Niger Delta has crippled activities in
the Nigerian oil and gas sector, adding that government is losing huge revenue
due to activities of the militants. He, however called on government to embrace
dialogue as a way of ending terrorism, kidnapping, violence and other social
vices in the country.
wishing the Muslim community a hitch-free celebration, he called on them to
extend the gesture of the festive season to people of other religious faiths.