Why Muslims, Christians must pray for Tinubu, others

Why Muslims, Christians must pray for Tinubu, others – Niger monarch

A monarch, the Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has urged Nigerians, irrespective of their religion to pray for their political leaders in order to deliver the much needed dividend of democracy.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the monarch made the urge in his Wadata Palace, Bida, on Wednesday, explaining that the newly-inaugurated leaders needed the prayers of both Christian and Muslim faithful for God’s guidance and protection to enable them perform their duties exceedingly.

The Etsu Nupe opined that with fervent and ceaseless prayers, God Almighty will lead the leaders aright for the progress and unity of the country, adding insecurity challenges can also be conquered with prayers.

Abubakar said, “There is the need for Christians and Muslims to pray fervently for successful tenure of all those that were inaugurated recently and for God Almighty to guide and guard them to deliver to the people the much needed dividends of democracy.”

While calling on the Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago to prioritize the welfare of the citizens in the state, the traditional ruler charged the governor to focus more on infrastructural and developmental projects in order to improve the welfare of the people.

“We are appealing to him to run the administration of Niger State in a God fearing manner and dedication,” he said.

The monarch also urged Governor Bago to ensure he appoints competent, experienced and God fearing people into his cabinet for the development of the state, saying, if this is done, it will improve the standard of living of the people as well as bring speedy development to communities across the state.

He further advised the governor to ensure transparency and accountability while piloting the affairs of the state for development to thrive.

“I want to advise the new governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, that he should consider competency, experience and honesty of purpose while appointing cabinet members in the state.

“To move our state forward, not everybody will be appointed. If you have very competent, experienced and honest people that you are working with, you will achieve many positive things,” he said.

The Etsu Nupe Abubakar stated further the governor to find a better ways of generating internal revenue for the overall development of the state.

“Let him look at the areas capable of generating more revenue as revenue is very important to the growth and development of the state. Without funds, you can’t do anything,” he said.

Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar urged members of the state House of Assembly not to be biased in approving qualified and competent persons into positions of authority just as he called on the residents to cooperate wit the new administration both at the National and state levels in order for them to succeed in moving the nation and the state forward.