Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders in the country.
Saraki made this known on Saturday, April 29, at the 31st Annual Mawlid of Sheikh Ibrahim Niass in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The Senate president also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace and prosperity in the country.
“All of us, irrespective of tribe and religious affiliations, should work for progress of the country,” he said.
According to Saraki, prayers by all Nigerians would bring about the desired peaceful co-existence and engender growth of the nation in the face of global economic down-turn and insecurity.
He identified dialogue as the legal means of conflict resolution as he commended the organizers of the Mawlid event, thanking God for making it hitch-free and without any security challenge.
The Mawlid event, which was organized worldwide by the Majmahu Ahbab Shiekh Ibrahim Niass with members of Tijaniyah group movement across Nigeria and other Africa countries in attendance, witnessed complete shutdown of the entire city of Ilorin as vehicular movement was restricted due to influx of participants.
President Buhari has not been seen in public for almost two weeks. He has also been absent from the last couple of Federal Executive Council meetings held at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja.
Similarly, NAIJ.com reported that the president was also missing at the Juma’at prayers at Aso Villa Mosque on Friday, April 28.
But according to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, it is not compulsory for President Muhammadu Buhari to preside over the FEC meeting.