Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has urged citizens of the nation’s capital to adopt the values of sacrifice, patience, and tolerance as political activities intensify.
He made this known in his Eid-el-Maulud message to FCT residents, while enjoining all Muslim faithful and other residents of the FCT to join Nigerians from across the country to reflect deeply on the role they can play individually and collectively to build a nation of which they can be proud.
According to him, “We must recognize that the resort to violence or promotion of anarchy has never, and will never resolve our social or political variances.
“Therefore, there is the need for us to imbibe the true meaning and virtues of sacrifice, patience, tolerance and fellowship in our relationships and dealings with fellow residents and all Nigerians.
“Always embrace dialogue in settling differences and reject attempts by unpatriotic individuals or groups to incite unrest which he said is always counter-productive”, the Minister added.
Bello also used the opportunity to restate the commitment of the FCT Administration to the provision of adequate security during the Maulud celebrations, and also appealed to residents to always cooperate with the security agencies at all time by providing useful information that will assist them in the discharge of their responsibilities.
Speaking on COVID-19, Bello called on residents to be mindful of the disease which he said is still very much in the FCT, and urged them to continue to observe all non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent its spread.
He, however, felicitated with Muslims in the FCT on the occasion of the Eid- el- Maulud celebrations, urging them to adhere to the cardinal principle of peace upon which the religion of Islam is built.