The Nigerian Muslim women in commemoration of the 2017 Democracy Day have held a special Juma’at prayer for Nigeria and President Muhammad Buhari.
Speaking after the prayer session at the Abuja National Mosque, Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Habiba Lawan emphasised the need for Nigerians to continue praying to God to deliver the country from the challenges it is facing.
“We are here to pray to mark the 2017 Democracy day and I pray that may Almighty God grant good health to our President, Muhammadu Buhari,” Dr. Lawan said.
She solicited for the patience and understanding of Nigerians over the prevailing circumstances in the country.
According to her, the country will soon come out of the woods.
“Economic recession is not only a Nigeria phenomenal it is a global trends and Nigeria is part of the globe and I believe that when we continue praying, God will definitely help us,” Dr. Lawan said.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Fatima Nana-Made also urged Muslims to always pray for their leaders, saying Islam teaches and encourages prayers for them.
“It is only when we pray for our leaders that they would be guided by God to lead us in a right direction and Nigerians should know that good governance cannot be achieved without the active participation of the citizens, so we should stop importing goods in Nigeria and we should start patronising made in Nigerian Products.”
May 29 is set aside by the Nigerian Government to mark democracy day.