Independence Anniversay: Sambo Urges Prayers For Nigeria


The activities to celebrate Nigeria’s 54th Independence anniversary kicked off yesterday at the National Mosque Abuja when Vice President Namadi Sambo led other top government functionaries to join thousands of Muslim faithful in offering special prayers for peace and rapid development of the country.

Also at the Mosque to offer special prayers for Nigeria were the Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State; host Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed and some of his colleagues. Also present were Service Chiefs including Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin and Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba and the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar.

Fielding questions from journalists after the two raka’at (Juma’at) prayer, Vice President Sambo urged Nigerians to continue to support government and remain united in the current fight against terrorism.


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