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President Buhari Needs Prayers, Gowon Says

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has said that he fears that Nigeria may crumble totally if citizens don’t pray for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Gowon said this during a thanksgiving service and reception on Thursday, in honour of the newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev Yakubu Pam, in Abuja.

.The octagenarian who was represented by the minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume, alleged that people with evil plans do not want peace to reign in the country, thus the need to pray for the President to lead aright.

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 religions.

“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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