BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI & HENRY UMORU
ABUJA-WORRIED by the myriad of problems confronting the country, especially insecurity, Senate President, David Mark, and Police Affairs Minister, Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade (rtd), yesterday urged Muslim faithful to dedicate the period of fasting and prayer (Ramadan) to the nation.
Both personalities’ messages were contained in goodwill messages sent to Muslim Umah and faithful as the Ramadan season began yesterday to herald this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
Senator Mark stressed that fasting and prayers would help Nigerians overcome the challenges facing the country, adding that recent events had made it imperative to pray for the continued corporate existence and survival of Nigeria.
He said: “As you embark on this month-long spiritual renewal and supplication to the Almighty Allah, I enjoin you to remember Nigeria and her people in prayer. The current security challenges we have witnessed in recent times call for a divine intervention so that we may all continue to toe the path of peace,harmony and respect for the sanctity of life.