Peter Obi, expressed greetings and a message of goodwill to Muslims in honor of their celebration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

Obi urged Muslims to use the time to ask for the Prophet Mohammed’s intercession on the numerous problems facing the nation in a message that was made public on Wednesday.

As Muslims around Nigeria celebrate Eid-El-Maulud to commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Obi said, “I wholeheartedly felicitate all the Muslim faithful in Nigeria. The ceremony offers us the chance for sober contemplation as we seek the prophet’s prayers for divine intervention in the numerous problems that face our country on all fronts.

He highlighted some of the challenges facing the country such as extreme poverty and high level of insecurity

Let us pray for long-lasting peace in our country today, Obi added, and continue to show brotherly love to our fellow citizens, especially the impoverished, in our midst, regardless of their tribe or religious views.