President Muhammadu Buhari has called on all Nigerians to join the government in the on-going efforts to eradicate insecurity and corruption.
The President made the call on Friday in his goodwill message to Muslims on the occasion of Maulud to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.
He further implored Nigerians to increase their respect for women, children and show love and understanding for one another.
Buhari also urged politicians, in this season of elections, to avoid using expletives and shun unwanted culture of demeaning and humiliating opponents.
The President restated his pledge to ensure free, fair and transparent elections in 2023.
Buhari, who urged Muslims to “practice the noble and shining virtues of the Prophet Muhammad,” said the best way to honour the Prophet is to follow his good examples.
The President, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said “the Prophet became famous for his life of humility, justice and fairness.”
According to him, “the Prophet attracted people to Islam through personal examples of honesty, trustworthiness, justice, patience and tolerance.”
He added that the Prophet demonstrated “a remarkable life of patience under provocation and honoured treaties with non-Muslims for peaceful coexistence.”
Buhari said “honesty was one of Muhammad’s greatest virtues and every good Muslim should follow his examples.”