The Chief Imam of Jos, Sheikh Lawal Adam, has advised Nigerians to remain united in peace with one another by upholding the sacrifices of leaders that worked for the country’s independence.
Sheikh Adam gave the advice Friday while offering special prayers for the 62nd Independence anniversary of Nigeria soon after the Juma’at congressional prayers.
“62 years ago, our revered leaders sacrificed a lot to secure our freedom from colonialism. As we celebrate the independence, we must ensure that we remember the contributions our former leaders who struggled to attain freedom,” he said.
He prayed for the country, President Muhammadu Buhari, Plateau state governor Simon Lalong and all security personnel, saying: “May Allah protect and guide our leaders, and all security personnel to attain a better Nigeria.”
Also, Governor Simon Lalong said “Nigeria has indeed come of age despite its many challenges.”
Lalong, who was represented by the Commissioner for Water Resources, Sa’ad Bello, said the fact the country had passed through a series of leadership challenges such as the civil war, transition from military rule and was still standing “is a cause for celebration.”
“Sustaining our democracy is a good thing for our country. Without independence we wouldn’t have a united country, and even have a sustainable democracy,” he said.
Lalong urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in their prayers for the peace and unity of the country.