President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday observed juma’at prayer with some highly placed Nigerians at the State House, Abuja as part of the activities to mark Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary.
Among those who attended the special Juma’at prayer were former Vice President, Namadi Sambo; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. T.Y. Buratai and Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.
Others include Senator Baba Kaka Garbai, Chief Whip Senator Rafiu Ibrahim and Senator Mohammed Lafiaji.
Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the prayer, Saraki said: “A lot of people would say what are we congratulating ourselves about? We have achieved a lot.”
According to him, it is very important for Nigeria to stay together.
He said: “We have been able to maintain our peace despite our diversity. Every nation has been tested. The most important thing now is for us to stay together.
“We shouldn’t lose hope. We should continue to pray for the unity of Nigeria.”
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