Buhari prays for peace in Nigeria

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By Morenike Bailey

President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking divine intervention for peace in Nigeria and other places around the world.

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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu disclosed that the President stopped at Madinah and offered ‘intense prayer’ for the country.

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Buhari, who is currently in Saudi Arabia for an investment summit, had earlier informed that he will perform the lesser Hajj before returning to the country on Friday.

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In the statement titled ‘Buhari prays for everlasting peace in Nigeria’, Shehu added that the president prayed with some members of his entourage.

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The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari continues his visit to Saudi Arabia with a brief stopover at Madinah where he observed his evening prayers and engaged in intense prayers, along with his entourage for the return of peace and security all over Nigeria and the world at large.

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“The President who had earlier been received at the Prince Muhammad Abdulaziz Airport, Madinah by the Deputy Governor of the Region, Prince Sa’ud Al-Faisal spent quality time at the Mosque of the Holy Prophet Muhammed, Islam’s second holiest, engaging in prayers and recitation of the Holy Qur’an.

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“President Buhari and the delegation prayed for the well-being of the nation and its people and for the full restoration of peace and security in Nigerian and around the globe.

“Prayers for the economy, ravaged by the pandemic to fully recover for the benefit of the nation and its people were also offered.

“The President will later on in the evening proceed to Makkah for the performance of the Umrah (lesser Hajj).”

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