By Rita Iliya
The special weekly prayer session continued in all the eight Emirates in Niger State seeking God’s intervention to end insecurity in the State.
A statement by Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger, said
Islamic Scholars and key Government officials including Gov. Abubakar Bello, converged on the Central Mosque Minna for this week’s special prayer.
The special prayer led by the Chief Imam of Minna Central Mosque, Malam Ibrahim Fari, also featured recitation of some verses from the Holy Qur’an and supplications for God’s intervention in security challenges confronting the Nation.
Speaking after the prayers, Bello called for continued prayers to God Almighty even as the state and federal governments are not leaving any stone unturned towards ending insecurity.
The governor noted that significant progress was being achieved in restoring normalcy to the troubled areas, explaining that the prayer session would continue even after Ramadan fast.
“We encourage everyone, every stakeholder, every person to support the effort of the state and Federal Governments with prayers, and with God, I believe everything is possible,” he said.
The Director-General of Religious Affairs and Secretary of the State Imam Forum, Malam Umar Farouq, said that the insecurity in the state calls for divine intervention.
He explained that this is the time for residents to collectively ask God for His limitless blessings
He also emphasised the need for people to conduct their daily affairs in line with the teachings of the Scriptures calling on criminal elements to repent from their act, surrender their weapons, and return to God.
Farouq added that the criminals elements activities are not in line with the teachings of Islam.(NAN)