At least 360 Islamic clerics and Imams Friday prayed in Kano state for God to save Nigeria from insecurity and Covid-19.
The special prayer session, held in Government House Kano, was organised by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to mark the Arafat Day, in compliance with the Prophetic Tradition on how prayers are accepted by Allah (God).
According to a press statement issued by the governor’s chief press secretary, Aba Anwar, the governor said more of such prayers will make the Coronavirus pandemic vanish in the country.
The statement read in part, “Prayers are extremely needed after the necessary health care measures have been taken, as directed by medical professionals.
“We are here for two reasons: We are all aware that Covid-19 is a trial from Almighty Allah. We can see how many nations of the world are suffering and battling with the pandemic.
“After doing our best -in terms of prevention and cure, it is absolutely necessary for us to pray hard against it so as to have Allah’s blessing and mercy, to be able to live and see to the end of the pandemic.
“Secondly, because of the security challenges faced by this country, we are also praying for Allah to save all the states from the insecurity that is plaguing the country.
“May Allah save Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Niger states from the insecurity confronting them. May He (God) continue to protect Kano state and the entire country.”
The governor urged all Imams in the state to pray for the state and country during the Eid and Juma’at prayers on Friday.