President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace, unity and stability of the country.
The president made the call in his address at the 70th anniversary of the Qaddriyya on Saturday in Kano.
Buhari, who was represented by Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that the call was imperative to foster Nigeria’s unity and address security challenges facing the country.
He urged the youth to avail themselves of the opportunities of agricultural and economic empowerment programmes of the Federal Government to enable them to learn trades, become self-reliant and engage in productive activities.
Buhari expressed delight over the conduct of the event and commended the Leader of the Qadiriyya, Sheikh Qaribullah Nasiru-Kabara, for his support and constant prayers for the country.
In a remark, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said that the state government had embarked on infrastructural, health and other viable projects, aimed at creating an enabling environment for the teachings of Islamic religion.
Ganduje said the state government had also provided support to facilitate completion of the mosque, school and conference hall projects initiated by the Qadiriyya in Kano and Abuja.
He commended the leader of the Qadiriyya for his support for government policies and programmes as well as peace building efforts in the state.
The governor also lauded the security agencies, community and religious leaders for their support towards maintaining peace and promoting peaceful coexistence in the state.
Ganduje particularly commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III, for his support to the Kano State Government and emirate councils.
He noted that the state government accorded priority to building harmonious relationships between traditional institutions and their counterparts in other states.
Also speaking, the Sultan of Sokoto commended the Federal Government and Kano State Government for their efforts to maintain peace in the state.
Abubakar urged the Muslim faithful to pray for peace, stability and economic prosperity in the country.
On his part, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero, commended Buhari for his support to the state government and for the execution of viable projects in the state.
He also urged the people to live in peace, while supporting government policies and programmes to ensure sustainable social and economic development of the state.