The federal lawmaker described as worrisome and unfortunate that our Muslim brothers are celebrating Sallah in a time that our constituency is facing life threatening challenges: covid-19 pandemic and the recent attacks on some communities and killings of some of our brothers.
“It is regrettable that this Sallah is being celebrated amid covid-19 and our communities are emotionally inclined, it is mourning and gripping over the killings of our brethrens.
However, “The only way to heal the wounds and scars of disagreements is through genuine reconciliation and forgiveness. We must forgive one another and forge ahead together. No matter how we tend to look at it, we need one another because God created us differently in his way. What one group lacks, the other has it in abundance. However, without peace we can never harnessed these potentials and resources for our common benefit. Conflict is retrogressive, it destroys what the society have collectively built, so, we must always talk through our challenges than fighting one another.
“Communication is key, we must communicate to each other through our community leaders, our traditional and religious leaders must be seeing playing major roles in mediation and conflict resolution. What is happening now is purely the spill over of lack of communication. So, I’m advocating for increase in communication as a panacea to nipping crisis in the bud before it grows into a full blown violent attacks.
“I want everyone of us irrespective of differences to use this period of Sallah to show love, embrace one another, forgive one another and returned back to how we used to live in harmony.”