From Raji Bello, Sokoto
With a view to ensuring the prevalence of sustainable peace and unity in Nigeria, special prayers were conducted in Sokoto to seek God’s intervention.
The prayer sessions were organised by a Sokoto-based non-governmental organisation, Coalition of Sokoto state Youth Associations and presided by Sheikh Mustapha Yabo.
Governor Aliyu Wamakko, who was represented by the Health Commissioner, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu described prayers as the most potent solutions to all problems.
According to him “Nigeria as at now is in dire need of fervent prayers to go out of the current woods. Nigerians need to collectively fervently pray for peace, unity and socio-economic prosperity to prevail across the nation.”
Wamakko promised to continue to initiate people-oriented policies and programmes aimed at further improving the living standard of the people.
The state Information Commissioner, Malam Danladi Bako, who spoke through the General Manager of the state’s television station, Mr. Wafee Suka underscored the need for Nigerian youths to continue to be patriotic and disciplined.
In his remark, the state Coordinator of NGO, Malam AbdulRahman Umar said that the event was also organised to commemorate the,” seven years of good governance and exemplary leadership in Sokoto state under Wamakko.”