Umrah: Buhari, Nigeria need prayers – Presidency

The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia because he and Nigeria needed prayers.

Addressing journalists in Saudi Arabia yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the lesser hajj would strengthen Buhari to revive the nation.

“The president needs God, the nation needs God so that the God of creation would support the good work that the new administration is doing in order to restore, revive the nation,” Shehu said.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on International Relations, Mr. Rufa’i Abubakar, said the prayers of Buhari and his delegation had so far centred on Nigeria’s peace, development and progress.
The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, described the spiritual exercise as an indication of Buhari’s commitment to the peace, progress and stability of the nation.

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