By Ahmed Ubandoma
Abuja – As Nigeria mark’s her 60th Independence Anniversary on Oct. 1, First Lady Aisha Buhari used the opportunity to offer prayers for peace and unity of the nation.
Buhari was joined by the former first lady, Mrs Turai Yar’Adua and other special guests during a special Jumma’ah prayer to mark the anniversary on Friday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the Independence anniversary lecture was “Together Nigeria at 60: The Imperative of Building a Nation Together”.
”First, we thank the almighty Allah for making it possible for us to witness the 60th Independence of Nigeria and we pray for unity, peace and also we pray for the end of this pandemic.
” We pray for our leaders. May the almighty God touch their hearts to do the needful and to make Nigeria a better place,” she said.
Also speaking in an interview with NAN, Yar’Adua urged Nigerians to remain steadfast towards the protection and promotion of peace and stability in the country.
Yar’Adua prayed for the country to overcome the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
” We pray that the coronavirus will be a thing of the past and we must also reflect and redeem our life from unethical behaviours such as rape because it is rampant in our society now,” she said.
On her part, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration, Dr Hajo Sani, prayed for Nigeria to see the end of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sani also prayed for almighty God to give the leaders the wisdom to make right decisions so that Nigeria will be great again.