BY CHRIS EKEKE
Three days fasting has been declared by Adamawa State government to celebrate the return of President Muhammadu Buhari after spending 103 days on medical vocation in London.
Declaring the fasting and prayers yesterday in Yola, Governor Muhammadu Bindow also requested Muslim and Christian clerics to conduct special prayers on Friday and Sunday.
“With a sense of utmost responsibility I declare three days of fasting and prayers throughout Adamawa State on holy worldwide prayer days of
Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
“We request all imams and pastors to undertake special prayers in mosques and churches on Fridays and Sundays.
“We have also decided to permit our workers close early on Friday as from 12 noon to enable them participate fully in the prayer sessions.”
The governor, represented by the deputy governor, Mr Martins Babale said that the national broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari, which
centred on the unity of the nation as well as the reinvigoration of the fight against Boko Haram, communal crisis, and kidnapping are germane issues that the president has shown determination to address.
He assured all Nigerians living in the state of safety, urging them
to go about their normal businesses.
The Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru
Mijinyawa, commended the state government for organising the special
prayers which would strengthen the health of the President to continue
the good work he is doing for the nation.
Prayers were offered by the state chairman, Christian Association of
Nigeria (CAN) Bishop Mike Moses, and Ustaz Sahabo Magaji Of Muslim
Council of Nigeria, for peace and tranquility in the county.