Frontline candidate for Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Muktar Aliyu Betara, has admonished Muslims to remember Nigerians going through difficulties .
The Federal Lawmaker while rejoicing with Muslims on the Eidel Fitri fedtival urged to extend love to Nigerians that are enduring conflict, poverty, hunger, and disease and those that are displaced from their homes.
This was contained in a statement by his media office on Friday, the Chairman House Committee on Appropriation thanked Almighty Allah (SWT) for the grace to complete another Ramadan.
Betara said the holy month is beyond mere fasting, adding that it is a time of sober reflection, love, and service.
He added that Muslims must reflect spiritually, build communally, and aid those in need irrespective of ethnicity or religion.
The lawmaker representing Biu/Bayo/Shani and Kwaya Kusar Federal Constituency, therefore, urged the Muslim Umrah not to forget some of the lessons of Ramadan.
He said the celebration should be about the deeply spiritual, communal, and humanitarian benefits, stressing that it marks a new beginning for each individual and the nation.
Betara, however, urged Muslims to emulate the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in deeds and actions, especially in terms of peaceful co-existence with other citizens.
Quoting from the Holy Quran, the respected legislator said: “O you who believe, fasting is essential for you, as it was for those who came before you, to reach God-consciousness.” (Quran 2:18).
“Eid al-Fitr, also known as the festival of breaking the fast, is one of the most important holidays in the Islamic faith. It is an opportunity for families and friends to spend quality time together, worship as a community, and give to charity. It is also a time to show generosity, gratitude, and compassion – core values that are at the heart of Islam,” his statement said.
“As we celebrate our blessings this Eid, let us also recommit ourselves to the tireless work of building peace and standing up for the rights and dignity of all people. Eid reminds us of the importance of compassion, empathy, and unity, values that transcend faiths and nationalities. This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful and prosperous communities.
“I wish to congratulate all Nigerians because a new nation is on the horizon. May this coming year bring you joy, prosperity, and well-being. Eid Mubarak”