Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has prayed for peace in neighboring states of Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto, which have been struggling with persistent killings and destruction by armed bandits and terrorists.
DAILY FOCUS reports that Mr Ganduje organized the special prayers at the Kano Government House, on Thursday, which marks the Arafat Day and the eve of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The governor gathered 360 Islamic scholars and Imams to pray against the COVID-19 pandemic in the state and Nigeria at large.
According to him,”We are here for two major 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, it is absolutely necessary for us to pray harder against it.
“So that we can continue to have Allah’s Blessing and Mercy to see to the end of this pandemic.
“And secondly because of the security challenges facing our neighbouring states and other parts of the country, we are equally praying for Allah’s continued help to save all our states from insecurity plaguing them.
“May Allah save Southern Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Niger states from the disturbing insecurity facing the states. May He continue to protect our state and the entire country.”
Mr Ganduje urged all Imams to pray harder for the state and the country in general during Eid-Prayer and Juma’at prayer tomorrow.
He also appealed to residents to continue observing all the protocols to protect themselves from coronavirus as enunciated by health professionals.