Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara says Nigeria is at a very crucial stage of its development as a nation, and in need of special prayers.
Yari, represented by his Deputy, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala, urged the intending pilgrims from the state to offer special prayers for the state and national development in the Holyland.
“Nigeria is being faced with various forms of challenges, especially on security, at a time when we are heading towards a general election.
“Your selection by Allah for this year’s Hajj exercise is therefore, no doubt, a special one, and as the chosen ones, God has given you the opportunity to make several positive requests and prayers.
“ So, I am soliciting this special prayer from you.
“Only Allah’s intervention can save us now because we have asked for security agents to tackle the issue of insecurity, especially in our state, and the Federal Government has done so, but still, the challenges are there,” he said.
According to the governor, when all hands come together in prayer, God will surely answer.
The governor said the almighty would visit all terrorists and their sponsors with his wrath, so that the nation could regain its peaceful coexistence.
He directed all officials that would guide the conduct of the pilgrims throughout the exercise to be of exemplary character.
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