Lent: Buhari Urges Christians To Pray For Nigeria
As Christians in Nigeria and around the world marked the beginning of the Lenten season with the celebration of Ash Wednesday yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Christians in Nigeria to pray fervently for the country’s unity and continued coexistence.
The President made this plea in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday and released to the press to mark the commencement of this year’s Lenten season.
He expressed the belief that Nigeria’s existence as one united country is a divine arrangement and nothing should be done to jeopardize it.
The statement read in part, “As they [Christians] join their counterparts worldwide to emulate the worthy example of Jesus Christ who fasted 40 days at the beginning of His earthly ministry, the President urges Christian brothers and sisters to pray fervently for the country’s unity and progress.”
He further enjoined Nigerians to “intensify love, brotherliness and concern for the less privileged members of their communities in order to strengthen the bond of togetherness.”
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