Speaking during the breaking of his Ramadan fast with a delegation of Islamic clerics on Tuesday, June 28, President Muhammadu Buhari called on Nigerians to work and pray for the prosperity of Nigeria as they do not have any other country.
According to Buhari, it is the duty of the present leaders to ensure that Nigeria is inhabitable for all residents of all walks of life comprising posterity and advised people to tolerate and show understanding for one another. President Buhari said:
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“I’m very pleased we have actually met. Before the Ramadan, I met our Christians brothers from all over the country and we exchange ideas with them.
I’m very pleased we realized that this is our problem; the country’s problem is our problem. Nobody will solve it for us. We pray very hard to God. We work very hard and let us continue that way.
“I believe the riches God endows unto Nigeria, we will realize; our children will realize; our great grandchildren will realize.
“If we have problems, this is the only country we have. I said it more than 30 years ago. We quickly go out, we go to pray in Saudi Arabia, we go maybe to other developed countries, but this is home.
“This is where God put us and we have to stay here and pray many times per day for God to guide us so that we can leave a better country to the next generation.’’
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Reacting to the President’s speech, the Chief Imam of Zone 3 Juma’at Mosque, Imam Tajudeen Mohammad said they would keep on praying for a united Nigeria even beyond the period of the Ramadan fast. His words:
“Our lamentation was on the state of the nation then, the insecurity in the country. We emphasized on this table to you, sir, that you should take radical measures towards solving the malaise and other vices facing the nation.
“Today, we are happy to be here and to thank you that God has given you the opportunity in dealing with the problems”.