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Keep praying for Nigeria while we work to make economy viable – Tinubu to Muslims

Nigeria’s president, Bola Tinubu has urged Muslim Faithfuls to use the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud to pray for the country, while the government work to make the economy viable.

This was contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, on Tuesday, September 26.

Tinubu congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and beyond, charging them to live by the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.

He noted that beyond celebrating the day marking the birthday of the Holy Prophet, the period should be used for deep introspection and fervent prayers.

The president also urged religious leaders to use the period to pray for the country and to admonish their followers to take the appropriate lessons from Prophet Muhammad’s life in their commitment to the country.

“Adherents should make deliberate efforts to adhere to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. There are great lessons of devotion, perseverance, tolerance, humility and selflessness that we can all learn from the life of the Prophet.

“Nigeria has arrived at an important juncture. While the government is taking all necessary measures to make the country secure and economically viable, we need the full support of the citizenry in the form of patriotism, patience, and prayers. The light is certainly bright at the end of the tunnel,” the President said.

Tinubu also urged Muslims celebrating the Maulud festival to extend their hand of fellowship to the needy and vulnerable in the spirit of the season while praying for the country and its leaders at all levels.