Katsina - Former First Lady, Hajiya Turai Yar’adua, has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the immediate release of the abducted schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno.
She made the call on Monday in Katsina at the late President Umaru Yar’adua’s Memorial Lecture entitled: “An Evaluation and Contributions of Gov Umaru Musa Yar’adua’s Educational Development in Katsina State.”
Yar’adua, who condemned the abduction, said that Nigerians should continue to pray to Almighty God to rescue the innocent girls and return them to their parents.
She also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the peace, unity and stability of the country.
The former first lady said that her late husband was passionate about the peace, unity and corporate existence of Nigeria.
She described her late husband as ‘‘a practical leader who wanted peace in the entire country, Umaru was a humble, loving and caring husband with great love for the nation’’.
In his remarks, the Guest Speaker, Prof. Munzali Jibril, also described the late President as ”a humble leader, honest and exemplary leader”.
Jibril recalled that the late president had introduced different policies and programmes that helped to revamp education in Katsina State during his tenure as Governor of the state.
“The late President Yar’adua was a perfectionist and wanted everything to be perfect,” he said, and urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the repose of his soul.(NAN)