By Esther Akaa
Nigeria’s Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for leaders in government as they tackle the various challenges confronting the country.
A statement by his Special Adviser (Media), Mr Ola Awoniyi, said Lawan made the appeal on Saturday, at the launching of Pataskum Emirate Central Mosque Appeal Fund at Potiskum, Yobe State.
The statement revealed that the Senate President, announced a donation of N20 million to support the project while calling on citizens to pray for the leaders of the country.
“Our leaders, particularly our President, Muhammadu Buhari, may God grant him good health, God has given him the leadership of this country through you.
“He is trying his possible best for you and we too that are part of his leadership, we are trying our best to ensure that things are okay for Nigeria.
“I will therefore, take this opportunity to urge you to continue to pray for our leaders that may Almighty Allah continue to guide them as they proffer solutions to security challenges, youth unemployment and for us to continue to assist our people.
“The same thing is with our state, Yobe State, our pride. That our Governor, Mai Mala Buni is trying his best to ensure development in the state. It is public knowledge that there are development projects in every part of the state,” the statement said.
It further said that the Senate President announced that Senator Sani Musa donated five million naira while Senators Bello Mandiya and Sadiq Suleiman donated one million each towards the building project.
The statement concluded that the Senate President was accompanied on the trip by other senators including; Senators Abdullahi Adamu, Adamu Aliero, and Tijjani Dan Mutum respectively.