Mohammed Shehu has pleaded with youths to adopt prayers instead of trekking as a way of showing solidarity to Muhammadu Buhari.
Shehu, an aide to the president-elect advised the youths to channel their energies towards more productive ways of showing solidarity to the incoming administration.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), he cautioned youths against embarking on dangerous journeys for a president-elect who needed prayers instead.
While acknowledging the excitement Buhari’s victory may have generated, he said the numerous challenges facing Nigeria made the need for prayers more expedient than trekking.
Some of these challenges he said were light, unemployment, insecurity, to mention a few.
The aid pleaded with youths to stay at home and put their energies to good use instead of putting their lives at risk by trekking through dangerous terrains.
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Shortly after Muhammadu Buhari was announced as the winner of the March 28 presidential election, 33 year old Hashimu Suleiman trekked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate the victory of the president elect.
Since then, several Nigerian youths have followed suit in such solidarity walks across the country.
These solidarity trek however assumed a new dimension when five residents of Bauchi State revealed their plans to embark on a three-month trekking from Bauchi to Saudi Arabia