ABUJA—FCT Minister, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Tuesday urged the 76,000 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia to pray against insecurity in Nigeria. A statement issued from Saudi Arabia by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Mr Muhammad Sule, said the minister gave the advice when he addressed some Nigerian pilgrims in Mount Arafat.
It said their prayers would go a long way to ameliorate the current security challenge in the country, adding that several strides had been recorded in rebuilding the nation and appealed to them to put the country first in their prayers.
The statement said, “As Nigerians, we need to pray for our country, we don’t have another one and its development remains the resposibility of her citizens.”Wife of the minister, Aisha, also urged female pilgrims to pray for the country, adding that as mothers they had a lot to do for the nation.
Minister of State for FCT, Ms Olajumoke Akinjide, urged FCT residents to remain fervent in prayers for the sustenance of democracy, adding “We need to use this festive period to reflect on those societal values of humanity and selfless sacrifice that will enable us contribute meaningfully to the development of the nation.”Sen. Philip Aduda, FCT, congratulated the Muslims faithful and urged Nigerians to pray for the development of the country. He stressed the need for Nigerians irrespective of their religion, to live together in harmony.