As Christians faithful on Wednesday commenced the Lenten period, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Christians in the country to pray for Nigeria’s unity and progress.
Buhari made the appeal in a statement made available on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, as he felicitated with Christians over the beginning of the Lenten period.
The statement reads in part, “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.”
According to Adesina, Buhari believes that Nigeria’s existence as one united country is a divine arrangement and nothing should be done to put it asunder.
The President further called on all Nigerians to intensify love, brotherliness and concern for the less privileged members of their communities in order to strengthen the bond of togetherness.
The President also wished Christians and all Nigerians well during the period of increased prayers, piety, sacrifice and selfless services.