Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo has called on Nigerians to be their brothers’ keeper by living in peace and harmony with one another so that peace could continue to reign in the country.
The vice president made this call at the national mosque Abuja, at a special Friday prayer session convened to commemorate Nigeria’s 53rd independence anniversary
Sambo prayed for the continued guidance and protection of the president and other leaders in the country and for God to give them the wisdom and strength to continue pilot the affairs of the nation in the right path for peace and development.
‘ I pray to Allah (SWT) to continue to protect our leader, protect our president, to continue to guide him,” and also “to allow peace to reign in Nigeria, to continue to give our leaders the wisdom and the strength to put Nigeria in the right path of progress and development, for all Nigerians to be our brothers’ keeper,” said the Vice President.
Earlier in his sermon the Imam of the mosque Sheikh Shehu Ahmed Onidewura extolled the virtues of the nation’s founding fathers whom, he said, despite the challenges of their time, were able to weather the storm by entrenching peace and unity in the country. He prayed for the prosperity of Nigeria in peace and harmony.
The Imam however lamented at the recurring acts of violence been carried out in the name of religion by misguided elements and prayed for an end to this carnage.
Others in attendance at the special prayer were the Governor of Nassarawa state Tanko Almakura and his Yobe State counterpart Ibrahim Geidam, The Etsu Nupe HRH Yahaya Abubakar, The Chief of Defence Staff Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar Minister of FCT Bala Mohammed, Minister of Special Duties Tanimu Turaki, and Minister of State Finance Yarima Lawal Ngama amongst others.