Nigeria Is Plagued By Insurgency And Other Vices– Okowa Calls For Prayers
Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State, has urged Muslims across Nigeria to pray diligently for the country’s unity and to make a stand against all types of violence.
The governor made the comment in a message of goodwill to Muslims around the country on the occasion of Eid el Maulud, which marks Prophet Mohammed’s birth (SAW).
Okowa particularly encouraged Muslims and other religious organizations to increase their prayers for required reforms in order to make Nigeria a better place.
In a statement released in Asaba on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Okowa noted that Nigeria is today beset by terrorism, banditry, abduction, aggravated robbery, herders-farmers clashes, and unrests, all of which have hampered the country’s progress and development.
The statement reads: “On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims celebrating Eid-el-Maulud in Delta, Nigeria and around the world.
“As a people with great religious beliefs, if we can imbibe and espouse the Holy Prophet’s teachings, our nation will ultimately benefit from it.
“Let us remember to pray fervently for our nation to achieve greater unity and rise against tendencies offensive to democratic tenets and wellbeing of the country and the people, irrespective of religion or place of origin.
“It is the time for a rebirth in the polity, and I urge all well-meaning Nigerians to join hands in that direction, especially in giving the country a new Constitution that will address all contending issues that are reflective of true democracy and federalism,”