The nation’s Islamic community has been asked to pray for the success of the ongoing fight against the spread of the Coronavirus.

Former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside said in a statement congratulating all Muslims on the occasion of the Eid el-Kabir Sallah that the world is increasingly being challenged by the pandemic.

The former federal lawmaker appealed to the Muslim faithful to reflect on the significance of the occasion.

He observed that prayers by Muslims across Nigeria have helped in the past to surmount seeming and obvious obstacles, stressing that the raging pandemic has had an enormous impact on how people relate to one another worldwide.

Urging Moslems to respect protocols relating to the Covid 19, Dakuku declared, “I know that the times have been challenging but with the help of Allah, we can all through our prayers survive this difficult time and make our country great again.

“We solemnly celebrate in our different homes, let us reflect on the tenets of love, kindness, and sacrifice, which are significant for the season,” he stated.

According to him, Islam places emphasis on brotherliness and help for the less privileged

He stated that there was the need for all adherents to imbibe such virtues and urged all Muslims to be tolerant and continue to work for peace and unity of the country.

“Islam is a religion that preaches peace, philanthropy, love, and forgiveness. Our Muslim brothers and sisters must emulate these ideals for the good of Nigeria and humanity.

“We must work together for the overall good of all Nigerians and Allah, who has brought us together as one entity for a reason,” he added.