Atiku, Tinubu Call for Prayers

06 Nov 2011

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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar

By  Chuks Okocha       

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged leaders at all levels to have the fear of God in the discharge of their public responsibilities and making the lives of the ordinary people worth living.

In his Sallah message released by his media office in Abuja, the former Vice President said without practicing the ethics of their religions, leaders would not have the conscience to appreciate the untold hardship facing millions of ordinary citizens.

According to him, leaders must carry religion beyond symbolism and external ostentation, adding that without the fear of God, justice and equity to the people would mean nothing in the hearts of leaders.

His admonition came as former governor of Lagos State and Action Congress of Nigeria leader , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, urged Nigerians to use the Muslim holidays  to pray for national peace and security. In a statement issued by his media office, Tinubu also called on those in government positions to “strive for justice in everything they do”, saying peace was the bedrock of security and prosperity.

“I therefore call on Nigerians to pray for our country.  We should use this occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to pray to God to bring lasting peace to our country,” the former governor urged.

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