Lai Mohammed seeks prayers for national unity


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday, urged Nigerians  to intensify their  prayers for the nation’s peace, unity and socio-economic development.
Mohammed made the call in his Eid-el-Kabir goodwill message in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Mohammed had joined other Muslim faithful at the Oro praying ground to offer the two rakats  congregational  prayers to mark the Eid-el-Kabir.
The minister said the prayers of  Nigerians were  needed to ensure the success  of the administration’s laudable initiatives  aimed at transforming the country.

He enjoined the citizens,  especially wealthy individuals, to be their brother’s keeper  by offering support  to the needy  for them to live comfortably.
Mohammed said only the  collective efforts of stakeholders could bring about the desired change envisioned for the nation as being championed by the present administration

“Government alone cannot do it,  certainly, the leaders need  the support of the citizens through their prayers to succeed,” he said.
The Chief Imam of  Oro, Alhaji Taofeeq Sanusi,  in a sermon, urged Nigerians to eschew backbiting, hatred, pride and enmity.
He maintained that no matter their  status, human beings  must give an  account of  their  stewardship.

Sanusi also enjoined Nigerians, irrespective of religious, ethnic and political affiliations,  to imbibe the virtues of  tolerance, unity and patriotism.
“Our Allah is ever clean and will not accept any deed from us except  it is pure and clean,” he said.
The traditional ruler  of Oro, Oba Abdulrafiu Ajiboye, urged all residents  to continue to promote peace and harmonious relationship.
He expressed the support of the traditional institution  toward ensuring the desired transformation of  the country.
Prof. Sulaiman Abdulkareem, the new Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), urged Nigerians to remain resolute in achieving a developed economic status for the nation.



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