January 2, 2015 – President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with Muslims in Nigeria as they gather to mark the birth of Prophet Mohammed.
Muslims in Nigeria marked Eid-El-Maolud, which is the birth of Prophet Mohammed today throughout Nigeria.
“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan greets and felicitates with all Nigerians of the Islamic faith as they commemorate the birth of Prophet Mohammed”, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Ruben Abati said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the President personally wrote on his Facebook page that all Nigerians must seize the opportunity of Eid-el-Maulud to deeply reflect on the need for greater application of Prophet Mohammed’s teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance, justice and peaceful co-existence with others in the collective effort to overcome current national challenges.
“I reassure Muslims and all other Nigerians that the Federal Government will do all within its powers to ensure that the general elections in February are credible and violence-free.
“I believe that this is essential to ensure that Nigeria remains politically stable and continues on a steady path to the fulfillment of our peoples’ collective vision of a strong, united and prosperous nation.
“I assure Muslims and other Nigerians that this administration will continue to be guided by the ideals of fairness, equity and justice for all in its leadership of the country.
“Under my watch as President, no Nigerian will ever be discriminated against on the basis of religion, ethnicity or social standing.
“Further, I reaffirm my personal commitment to working diligently and tirelessly to ensure the successful implementation of Federal Government’s agenda for national transformation.
“To this end, I urge Muslims and all other Nigerians to support the continuation of this administration’s efforts to build a better nation. GEJ