At Lent, Buhari Tasks Christians to Pray for Nigeria’s Unity


By Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday felicitated with Christians in Nigeria on this year’s commencement of Lenten season and charged them to pray for Nigerian unity.

According to a statement by his media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari said as Christians join their counterparts worldwide to emulate the worthy example of Jesus Christ who fasted for 40 days at the beginning of His earthly ministry, they should equally pray fervently for the country’s unity and progress this season.

Adesina said his principal believed that Nigeria’s existence as one united country was a divine arrangement and nothing should be done to balkanise it.

He also said the president enjoined all Nigerians to intensify love, brotherliness and concern for the less privileged members of their communities in order to strengthen the bond of togetherness.

“As Christians begin the period of increased prayers, piety, sacrifice and selfless services, the President wishes them and all Nigerians well,” Adesina added.