Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni, has implored clerics in the country to continue praying for the prosperity of Nigeria and its leadership.
He made the call yesterday when the national leader of Jama’atul Izzalatu Bid’a wa ikhamatu Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, paid him a courtesy call in Abuja.
He said religious leaders have great roles to play in shaping the thinking of leaders, the people and government for a better country.
A statement by his director general (DG), Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed, quoted the governor as saying: “You serve as reminders, guiding leaders in government and the society. Your summons and preaching should guide leaders to serve God and humanity for an improved welfare to the people.
“You should always and continuously remind leaders of their roles in serving God and the people. You should not abandon leaders to their ideas and wisdom in piloting the affairs of state or country”.
Earlier, Shiekh Bala Lau, said he led Yobe state leaders of the Islamic organization to congratulate Governor Buni on the award of the National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) conferred on the governor recently.
Lau assured Buni of JIBWIS support for his administration to succeed.
“We will continue praying for Yobe state and Nigeria for sustainable peace, progress and prosperity,” the cleric said.