About 6, 000 Islamic scholars and Qur’anic teachers from the 36 states in the country have participated in a four- days special prayers for peace and harmony organized by the Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda, in the state.
The special prayers which commenced Thursday and ended yesterday at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Square, Bauchi, was also attended by prominent Islamic clerics from African countries including Egypt, Senegal, Mauritania, Algeria, Morocco, Niger, Chad, Ghana and Cameroon.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Governor Yuguda, who said that prayer is the only solution to the endemic insecurity and other problems confronting the nation, urged all Nigerians particularly the followers of the two religions to intensify their prayers so that the country can get over its present situation and record concomitant progress.
He said the prayers could go a long way in transforming the nation and guiding the leaders on how to govern their subjects well, especially in the area of protection of life and property, provision of infrastructure and management of public funds and resources.
Also speaking, renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi commended the governor for organizing the event, explaining that it was the fervent prayers the clergymen conducted that alleviated the level of insecurity in the state during the past years.
The director-general, Bauchi State Tsangaya Education, Sayyadi Aliyu Bauchi, said during the four-day prayer session, the participants had recited 60 hizbs of the Holy Qur’an 111,000 times, praying for peace, security and socio-economic wellbeing of the country.
In their separate speeches, Islamic scholar Khalifa Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani Nyas and Sheikh Umar Nyass prayed for peace in Nigeria, Syria, Egypt and Iraq, and urged Muslims to unite themselves and seek forgiveness of their sins in order to have Allah’s mercy that will lead to sustainable peace in the entire Muslim world.