General Yakubu Gowon urges Nigerians to always pray for Buhari

General Yakubu Gowon urges Nigerians to always pray for Buhari
Generals Yakubu Gowon and Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: Vanguard)

General Yakubu Gowon, Former Head of State, has urged Nigerians to always pray for President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Former Head of State stated this in Abuja at the thanksgiving service and reception organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in honour of the newly appointed Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev Yakubu Pam.

General Yakubu Gowon who was represented by the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume, alleged that some people with sinister motives don’t want peace to reign in the country, hence the need to always pray for the president.

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He said,

“This commission is crucial and sensitive as one of the agencies of government.

“You are coming into the office at a time that we have very serious security challenges. We have made a lot of efforts to solve these problems along with people of other religion.

“We need peace to succeed. I know President Muhammadu Buhari is doing a lot but the challenges are still there. There are people with sinister motives, who wouldn’t want peace. But through prayers, I appeal to CAN to continue to pray not only for Yakubu Pam but for the president and all of us, and for your dear country, so that Nigeria will not go asunder.

“A scholar said that we are structurally complex and pluraly diverted. If our territorial integrity is undermined, Somalia will be a child’s play. We don’t have to toil with our unity. You are in a very good position working closely with CAN and people of other faith so that together we can reestablish peace, push forward our agenda for our territorial integrity, push forward for our oneness so that together supporting the president, we can take our country to the next level, we have the human and material resources to take Nigeria to the next level.”

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