The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called for sustained prayers by all Nigerians against security and economic challenges and for peace, unity and stability of the country.
The Speaker made the call at an Iftar and prayer session he hosted for members of the House from North East, South west and South East geo political zones at the National Assembly.
While underscoring the importance of unity and sacrifice, the Speaker enjoined the people to continue to put the leadership of the country at all levels in prayers for wisdom and God’s guidance.
“The importance of this gathering is not about the food, but to reflect on the lessons of Ramadan which symbolizes self denial, sacrifice, love and sharing”.
” So it’s been a tradition that when we meet like this, we reflect on the sacrifices that we have been making for the advancement of our country, the people we represent at the National Assembly and democracy in general”.
“And apart from reflection, we also take out opportunity, cashing on this special moment of sacrifice and prayers to lift up our people before God, especially the downtrodden- those Who struggle to make ends meet, the very people we represent here and to also lift the leadership of this country- from Mr. President, the Vice President, the Leadership of the National Assembly, the Governors down to Local Government Chairmen and Councillors for God to grant us wisdom and give us understanding, for God to open up doors of opportunity so that we’ll be able to meet the expectations of the people”, he said.