In spite of Federal Government's appreciable efforts in combating the challenge of insecurity, it is imperative for Nigerians to pray for their country.

On the occasion of the Eid el-Fitr which signifies the end of the holy month of Ramadan, it is in order to make a special request that Muslim faithful pray fervently for peace and unity in the country. 

This is exactly what President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has done in his special message this sallah.

While congratulating Muslims across the country on the successful completion of the month-long Ramadan fast, he called for sustained prayers for peace in the country.

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"We have just ended a month long fast thus paving way for the Eid-el-fitr celebrations. These two periods are such times that the Almighty Allah enjoined us to ask for his blessings. We should therefore seize the opportunity to pray for the country and its leaders," Saraki said. 

Saraki called on Nigerians to use the season to promote national integration, saying “Eid-el-fitr is a time of love and goodwill. It gives us a message to love all and hate none.” 

He said despite numerous challenges in the country, “hope is not lost", adding that, "only tolerance, stronger sense of patriotism and love for one another will help the country surmount her present socio-economic challenges."

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