The Eid-el-Kabir is just around the corner and Monday is the Day of Arafat. 

It is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic Calendar and the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage.

The day after the Day of Arafat is the first day of the major Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

While Nigerian Muslims prepare to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir, the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, has made a demand from Nigerians, as the country comes approaches an election year. 

There are many challenges bedeviling Nigeria - killings in some northern state, kidnapping in the middle belt, cultism and killings in southern Nigeria, and then the tussle for power in the National Assembly.

To this end, Dr. Saraki wants Muslims and other patriotic Nigerians to devote time to praying for the nation. 

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In a post on his Facebook page, Dr. Saraki said: "Let us devote today, the Day of Arafat, to seek Allah’s intervention in our nation. Let us pray for peace, stability and unity, so that all Nigerians can realise their genuine hopes and aspirations. Amin".

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But this statement has drawn several comments, with mixed feelings expressed by Nigerians. 

While some express their love for the Senate President whom they described as a clever man, others are being political, dragging the situation in the Senate into the matter. 

Here are few of the comments. 

Saraki makes demand for sallah
Saraki makes demand for sallah
Saraki makes demand for sallah

Saraki makes demand for sallah

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