Eid-el-Kabir: AMAC Chairman celebrates with Muslims, preaches peace 

The Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has celebrated the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid-El-Kabir, urging Muslims them to adhere to the cardinal principle of peace upon which the religion of Islam is built. 

In his Eid-El-Kabir message on Sunday, Maikalangu urged the Muslim Ummah to continue to practice the lessons and the teaching of Islam in order to strengthen the bond of brotherhood and unity.

He said: “I am urging the Muslim Ummah on the celebration of Eid-El-Kabir, to adhere to the cardinal principle of peace upon which the religion of Islam is built. Muslim faithful and other residents of the Council should 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.

“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. It is also an opportunity to thank Almighty Allah for receiving our supplications of this religious obligation favourably.

“It was indeed gratifying to witness residents of the Council reaching out to the less privileged members of the society regardless of ethnicity or religion in the spirit of oneness and caring for one another.

“Let us be reminded that Abuja Municipal Area Council as the host of government functionaries, Embassies and Corporations, was built on a foundation of national unity with the strong conviction of our founding fathers that it is only when we stay together and work together, with a single purpose, we are greater together, that we can truly reach our potentials as a people.

“We should therefore stand firm and resolute against divisive and unpatriotic elements in our society who do not wish us well as a Council despite our frantic effort and resilience in rolling out massive road projects across our communities and other things that makes life easier for our people and as a people by continuing to care for each other irrespective of ethnic or religious differences.

“Let us also remain vigilant and be security conscious at all times. Report to the security agencies all suspicious movements and characters in our communities and be more discerning with information that you imbibe or share especially from the social media.

“On our part, we will continue, in collaboration with the various security agencies to put measures in place to safeguard the lives and properties of all residents of AMAC.”