The Speaker House of Representatives Mr Yakubu Dogara, has appealed to Muslims to use the holy month of Ramadan to offer special prayers for Nigeria and leaders at all levels.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Turaki Hassan in Abuja, the Speaker said Nigeria is in dire need of special prayers in view of the present state of the economy and the security situation in the nation.
Mr. Dogara charged the people not to despair but to persevere and remain optimistic and hopeful of a better tomorrow as the country’s challenges are surmountable.
“No challenge is impossible to overcome with prayer, God’s guidance and direction. Many societies and nations have passed through even more difficulties than ours, but they surmounted them. Ours is no exception, and we too shall overcome” the Speaker stated.
He reiterated the resolve and commitment of the House of Representatives, in the spirit of Ramadan, to always take legislative positions and interventions on the side of the needy and less privileged persons in the society.