A member of the House of Representatives from Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency of Cross River State, Dr Alex Egbona says Nigeria can only remain one united, indivisible nation if all parts of the country decides to make sacrifices, just as the Holy Prophet Muhammed.
In a special Sallah message on Monday to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, Egbona said the war drums from all parts of the country would not have been necessary of every Nigerian was willing to live in love, unity and peace with one another.
He said “this year’s Sallah celebration is coming at a very auspicious time when our country is battling with all kinds of challenges; challenges of threats of secession, challenges of insecurity, challenges of leadership, challenges of corruption et cetera.
“At a time like this when our Muslim brethren are celebrating the Eid-el-Kabir, it is instructive for all of us to have some sober reflections and begin to think of how we can restore peace, love and unity in our country, which are the tenets that Prophet Muhammed was known for.
“Our country can regain its lost glory if only we can decide to love ourselves and unite towards rebuilding our country. There is truly nothing we cannot achieve as a people if we unite.
“If we unite, we can fight and win the war against insurgency, we can defeat all aggressors and achieve development in all departments of our national life. If the northerner will see his southern counterparts as brethren, and consider each other’s interest in all decision making opportunities, Nigeria will indeed be a better place to live.
“As I wish all my Muslim brothers and colleagues a happy Sallah celebration, I urge all Nigerians not to lose hope in Nigeria. I am certain that the efforts of our founding fathers towards a united Nigeria will not be in vain.”