The teachings of the Prophet are lessons in devotion and dedication

I felicitate with our Muslim brothers and sisters in the Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State, and across the Federation on the commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

The birth, life, and teachings of the Prophet are lessons in devotion and dedication, and indeed, worthy of celebration.

Often celebrated with family, it is a time to as a unit,  profess the Muslim faith to one another, reminding each other of the teachings of the Prophet and strengthening their faith.… Read the rest

Undaunted in Challenging Times

Every year, we commemorate the Independence of our Nation. Beyond the festivities, however, it is a culmination of our struggle for self-determination from imperialism and our resolve to self-rule.

Upon attainment of Independence, ‘hope’, ‘determination’, and ‘confidence about the future’ were resounding themes in the speech delivered by Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

Today’s celebration is a reminder of where we have come from, how far we have gone, the price that we paid for this freedom and all that binds us together as a Nation.… Read the rest

Nigeria: A Diamond in the Rough

I congratulate the Government and Citizens of Nigeria at home and in the Diaspora on the commemoration of the commencement of the fourth republic, and the longest chain of Civilian rule our Country, Nigeria, has witnessed.

Twenty-two years ago, we made a choice – a conscious decision to be governed by democratic principles and to uphold the rights of every Nigerian.… Read the rest

In Peace lies our Freedom

I felicitate with Muslims in the Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and allover our Nation Nigeria on the successful end of Ramadan 2021 and the celebration of Eid-el- fitr.

Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a lesson in self-control, holiness and empathy towards others. Beyond today, however, we must ensure that these lessons stay with us, guiding our actions and interactions with one another.… Read the rest

I support another Woman

I am delighted to celebrate with Nigerian women and our counterparts all over the world on the commemoration of International Women’s Day, 2021.

The global UN theme for this year’s celebration, “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” reflects the novelty of the times we are in, and is a pointer to the need continue to further the cause of women in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and our new normal.… Read the rest