A group of Nigerians visited a mountain to pray fervently for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s APC-led administration to succeed.
In a video circulating on the internet, they could be seen holding Tinubu’s official portrait while speaking in Yoruba language and calling on God to intervene.
President Tinubu earlier assured Nigerians that the current challenges and hardship being faced are only temporary inconveniences which will pave the way for the prosperity of the nation.
Tinubu stated this in a heartfelt message while felicitating with Muslim faithful on the Islamic New Year. The president prayed the incoming Hijri Year 1445 will usher in a more peaceful and prosperous period in the lives of everyone.
Read the statement:
I send my heartfelt felicitations to Muslims in Nigeria and around the world as we witness the end of another Hijri lunar calendar. I pray the incoming Hijri Year 1445 usher in a more peaceful and prosperous period in our lives. While celebrating the New Year, I implore you, fellow compatriots, to imbibe the important values of patience, perseverance and faithfulness, which were at the roots of the decision by Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to migrate from Mecca to Madina, 1445 years ago.
As we persevere and struggle to confront our present challenges and the temporary pain we experience, I enjoin you to remain hopeful that there is light and prosperity at the end of the tunnel. My team and I are leaving no stone unturned in our bid to deliver on the promises we made, in spite of the present difficulties.
As we usher in the New Islamic Year, I urge you all to engage in prayers and supplications to God Almighty to direct and protect our path to greatness and prosperity in Nigeria.
Watch the video of people praying:
Meanwhile in other news…
Tinubu condemned the military takeover of power across the West African sub-region after he emerged Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States on Sunday, conveyed his position in his speech at the 63rd Summit of ECOWAS leaders in Bissau.
He vowed that ECOWAS under his watch will no longer tolerate an illegal seizure of power and warned the military in West African countries to steer clear of politics.
“We will not allow coup after coup in West African sub-region. We will take this up seriously with African Union and extend that to European Union, Britain and America,” Tinubu said.
Although the president’s speech against illegal takeover of power in West Africa comes as opposition parties challenge his electoral victory in the court, he stressed that democracy remains the best.
Tinubu added; “Democracy is very tough to manage, but it is the best form of governance, and we all ascribe to it. We must bite back. We can’t sit like toothless bulldogs in ECOWAS.
“We should serve a warning to exploiters that our people have suffered enough. We should make a pledge here that in furtherance of our region’s economic recovery and growth, we will commit to democracy, promote democracy and the rule of law”.