Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has urged clerics in the country to continue praying for the prosperity of Nigeria and its leadership.
He made the call yesterday when the National Leader of Jama’atul Izzalatu Bid’a Wa Iqamatu Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiek Abdullahi Bala Lau, paid him a courtesy call in Abuja.
In a statement by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, Buni said religious leaders have great roles to play in shaping the thinking of leaders, the people, and the government for a better country.
“You serve as reminders, guiding leaders in government and society.
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“Your sermons and preaching should guide leaders to serve God and humanity for improved welfare of the people.
“You should always and continuously remind leaders of their roles in serving God and the people.
“You should not abandon leaders to their ideas and wisdom in piloting the affairs of state or country,” Buni said.
Earlier, Shiek Bala Lau said he led Yobe State leaders of the Islamic organisation to congratulate the governor on the award of the national honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).
Lau assured Buni of JIBWIS’ support for his administration to succeed.
“We will continue praying for Yobe State and Nigeria for sustainable peace, progress and prosperity,” the cleric assured.