Nigeria Needs Prayers to Overcome Its Challenges, Says Omo-Agege

Nigeria Needs Prayers to Overcome Its Challenges, Says Omo-Agege

  • Nigeria is a very religious nation and the political leaders in the country are very much aware of this fact
  • The leaders have now made it a habit to encourage citizens to pray against the challenges facing the nation
  • Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the deputy Senate president had joined in asking citizens to pray away the challenges facing the nation

FCT, Abuja - The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has stated that Nigeria needs serious prayers for it to overcome the myriad of problems facing it.

In addressing the challenges facing the nation, Omo-Agege called on Nigerians to renew their faith in God and intensify prayers for Nigeria.

Omo-Agege says Nigeria needs serious prayers to address its challenges. Photo credit: @SenateNGR
Source: Twitter

This was contained the Delta-born politician's official message to Nigerians on Tuesday, October 19 to mark Eid-El-Maulud.

Eid-ul- Maulud is an Islamic celebration held annually to commemorate the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

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Omo-Agege urged the Muslim faithful to use the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s birthday to deepen love, patience, and perseverance.

While wishing the Muslim Ummah a happy Maulud Nabiyya celebration, he noted that the challenges facing the nation would better be confronted if such qualities were imbibed by all.

He urged the Muslim community to use the occasion to reflect on the essential lessons of the prophet’s life and pray for sustained peace in the country.

Part of the statement read:

“I call on Muslims to embrace the exemplary conduct of Prophet Muhammad so as to ensure the growth and development of the country. They should also imbibe peaceful co-existence with people of other faith.”

MURIC's Eid-ul-Maulud message focused on Nigerian politicians

Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) in its Maolud-an-Nabiyy message, urged Nigerian politicians to refrain from do-or-die politics, to make the polity more friendly.

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The director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement issued on Tuesday, October 19, noted that it is important the Nigerian political space is devoid of acrimony and bad blood going forward.

He said MURIC is not pleased with the attitude of some Nigerian politicians, lamenting that do-or-die politics have characterised the nation’s politics with its attendant human casualties in form of political killings.


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