The lawmaker representing Abia North in that National Assembly, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has said the country’s diversity must be seen as a blessing.
The Senate Chief Whip made this known in a statement issued in Abuja by his office on Thursday. He also felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir, thereby calling for sober reflection.
While calling on Muslims to use the special season to offer prayers for the country, Kalu emphasised that peace remained a panacea for sustainable development.
Kalu, former governor of Abia, acknowledged the role of religious leaders in ensuring peaceful co-existence among different ethno-religious groups in the country.
“This period provides an opportunity to remember the submission of Prophet Ibrahim (Alaihis Salam) to Allah, by which he taught the world the value of sacrifice in relating with one another. We must endeavour to sacrifice for others in our daily lives,’’ Kalu said.