Niger Declares One-week Special Prayers, Fasting For Buhari

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From Saka Bolaji, Minna

The Niger State Government has called for a week-long prayer and fasting for President Muhammadu Buhari who is at present on a medical leave for his good health and success of his government.

Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Jonathan Tsado Vatsa, stated in a statement to journalists that though every indication showed that the President’s health is improving there was need for prayers for him as the father of the nation.

Vatsa stated that in view of that all the people of Niger state should endeavour to pray and fast specially for the President’s sustained good health and success in his bid to take Nigeria through the path of greatness.

“As a government we are praying and we urge all Nigerlites to use the next one week starting today and ending on the 5th of March, 2017 to pray for Mr. President’s good health and the health of all as he leads the nation through the path of greatness”

He said that the prayer was required from the generality of the people of the state irrespective of their religious or any affiliation, because President Muhamnadu Buhari success is for all Nigerians.

The Commissioner explained that by every indication the good health of President Buhari is for the good of Nigeria as he has dedicated himself to the service of humanity diligently and with fear of God .
Meanwhile, the League of Imams of Central mosques, Niger state chapter, on Friday, prayed for the quick recovery of President Buhari, wishing him increased good health to be able to tackle the myriad of problems bedevilling the country.

The Imams also prayed for peace, unity and good governance that would make the people benefit dividend of democracy in the country.

In their Friday sermons, the Imams, led by the Chief Imam of Minna Central Mosque, Alhaji Abu Fari, prayed for the President’s quick return to the country in order to provide good governance necessary for democracy in Nigeria.

Similarly, the Chief Imam of AGOMBAS mosque at Fadipe in Minna metropolis, Alhaji Abdulwahab Salahudeen, and his NASFAT colleague, enjoined all and sundry, irrespective of faith or creed to always wish their leaders well.

According to them, it is by so doing that the social economic wellbeing of the citizenry could be guaranteed.

Recall that the Director General, Niger State Bureau Of Religious Affairs, Dr Umar Farooq Abdullahi, in a statement, appealed to both Muslims and Christians in the state to offer special prayers for the President in addition to peace and unity of Nigeria.

While Muslims had their turn on Friday, Christians equally held theirs on Sunday.

Abdullahi said: “There is no doubt that as good Nigerians, it is our responsibility to use this season to pray for Mr President and his administration. The Jumaat service is one of the special interfaith prayer sessions to be held across Niger state. On Sunday, similar prayers will follow in churches and other places of worship”.

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