President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Christians in Nigeria to pray fervently for the country’s unity and continued coexistence.
Speaking in his address to Christians on the commencement of Lent fasting otherwise known as ‘Ash Wednesday’, President Buhari urged the citizens to avoid tendencies that may jeopardise the country’s harmony.
The statement signed by Buhari’s Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, read:
“As they join their counterparts worldwide to emulate the worthy example of Jesus Christ who fasted 40 days at the beginning of His earthly ministry, the President urges Christian brothers and sisters to pray fervently for the country’s unity and progress.”
The president further enjoined Nigerians to “intensify love, brotherliness and concern for the less privileged members of their communities in order to strengthen the bond of togetherness.”