Kwara Gov prays for Nigeria’s peace, progress

Biodun Esan, Ilorin

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has prayed to Allaah to make peace, unity, and progress permanent features of the state and Nigeria, urging citizens to unite and work for a better country.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye in Ilorin on Sunday said the Governor sent a prayer request to the Amirul Hajj for Kwara, Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe to pray for the state and Nigeria.

According to the statement, the Governor made this known in a short interview after observing the Eid prayers at the Ilorin Eid Praying Ground.

“Yesterday, the Amirul Hajj for Kwara, Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe reached out to me from the Holy Land and asked for my prayer points. I said my prayer for Nigeria is unity, peace, and progress.

“Today, my message is the same: unity, peace, and progress. For those of us who have seen today, we say AlhamduliLlaah. For those who have departed, we say may Allaah grant them Al-Jannah Firdaus,” AbdulRazaq said.

The Governor arrived at the Ilorin Eid praying ground together with his brother the Mutawali of Ilorin Dr. Alimi AbdulRazaq, closely followed by Senator Saliu Mustapha (Kwara Central).

Also on the entourage were House of Representatives members Ahmad Yinka Aluko and Mukhtar Tolani Shagaya; House Leader Oba Magaji; House of Assembly members; Chief of Staff Prince Abdulkadir Mahe; and many other cabinet members.

The prayer got underway around 10:30 a.m. after the Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari entered the praying ground alongside the Chief Imam of Ilorin Sheikh Mohammad Bashir Soliu.

The Eid prayer was attended by a rainbow of senior citizens, statesmen, and titleholders from across the Emirate.

The Emir prayed for continuous peace and prosperity for the state and Nigeria, urging unity among the sons and daughters of the Emirate.

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