As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Fitr all over the world, the Vice President General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Nasiru Ohor has called on Muslim faithful not to relent in praying for the leadership of the country especially now that the country is experiencing security challenges.
Nasiru Ohor said this in his Eid-el-Fitr message to Muslims at the Rivers State Central Mosque prayer ground in the old Port Harcourt Township.
Ohor who is also the state Muslim leader while expressing worry over the state of insecurity affecting the country called on government at all levels to use the resources at their disposal to embark on policies and programs to promote peace and Unity of the Nation.
“We pray for Allah to guide our governor in the state, in our country Nigeria, we pray for Allah to guide our leaders. Our leaders in Islam, May Allah give them wisdom to pilot the affairs of development.
“Our members in the communities, may Allah protect them, may Allah guide them. Leaders should use the resources at their disposals to better Nigeria.”
The Secretary General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Aribitonye Okiri who is also the Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor on School Sports in a chat with journalists called on Muslim faithful to pray for the unity, peace and progress of the country to enhance more economy to the country.
“Today marks the end of the month of Ramadan; Muslims are enjoined to get the benefits of serving the mighty Allah.
It’s a time for sober refection particularly at this material time when we have many challenges in this country.
“We call on Muslims all over the world especially here in Nigeria to play for Nigeria”, he said.
Meanwhile, the Chief Imam of the Rivers State Central Mosque, Malik Yahaya in his Eid-el-Fitr speech called on Muslim across the country to as well pray for more protections for Muslim leaders in the country.
“Continue to pray for President Buhari; continue to pray for Governor Nyesom Woke. Continue to pray for Muslims all over the world especially in Nigeria.”