Minna – Two former Heads of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), on Friday urged the citizenry to support the Federal Government in its efforts to win the war against insurgents.
The two former leaders made the call after joining others to perform the two Rakaah Eid-el-Fitri prayers at the Minna Eid-el ground.
Babangida urged Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari administration and support it in the efforts to not only end insurgency but also boost the country’s economy.
“I call on Nigerians to support the present administration in the country in its efforts to end insurgency and regenerate the economy,’’ he said.
Also speaking, Abubakar said there was need for the citizenry to be more vigilant to enable in order to help government overcome insurgency, especially in the North Eastern part of the country.
Also speaking, Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger prayed “Allah to accept our devotion during the Ramadan.”
He also prayed to “Allah to guide the leadership of the state and the country at large to enable us overcomes our challenges.”
The governor enjoined the people of the state to continue to co-exist peacefully irrespective of religion and ethnicity.
He congratulated the Muslims for the successful completion of the Ramadan rites. (NAN)