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Sultan, Saraki urge prayers for Buhari

By Abiodun Fagbemi, Ilorin, and Segun Olaniyi, Abuja   |   12 February 2017   |   4:11 am

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki PHOTO: TWITTER/BUKOLA SARAKI

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, yesterday, called on Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari’s safe return to the country.

The duo gave the charge in Ilorin, Kwara State, at the closing ceremony of the 31st Quranic Memorisation and Recitation Competition.“I use this opportunity to implore us all to continue to pray for this great country of ours. We don’t have any other country other than this. I also call on us to pray for the speedy recovery and good health of President Muhammadu Buhari, for him join us back home soon. I urge us to pray for the unity of this country; to pray for understanding,” the Senate President said.


He added: “It is my hope and prayers that as a country, we will continue to live in peace. We can always do that through teachings of the holy book.
Representing the Senate and indeed the National Assembly, let me seize this opportunity to reassure you that we will not be part of any institution that will pass any law that is against the teaching of the Holy Quran.

I want to assure you that we that are representing you will not do anything that would hurt you,” he added.Sultan Abubakar on his part urged “Nigerians to offer prayers to President Muhammadu Buhari, our governors and leaders for God to shine His light upon them for them to live aright. We should offer special prayers for the president for him to come back safely and continue to pilot the affairs of this country to greater heights.”


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