Abubakar Badaru, the minister of defence, has urged Nigerians to continue praying for the current government and in especially for those in charge of the country’s security.
Yesterday, when he hosted a delegation from Jigawa State, led by Governor Umar Namadi, at his office in Abuja, Badaru made the appeal. The minister emphasized that, given the complexity of the security concerns and other facets of the country’s growth, “one could not help but ask for prayers to succeed.”
He stated that the government faces sizable security obstacles, but added that it is determined to overcome them. He also encouraged Nigerians to assist the administration in its efforts to firmly establish peace and stability.
Speaking earlier, Namadi, who led traditional and religious leaders, members of the business community, and others on the visit, said they had come to congratulate the minister on his appointment and assure him of their support.
He said: “It is not only to say congratulations, but also to pray for you. We knew how you succeeded as governor of our state. We also pray for you to achieve the same or even more in this new task as Minister of Defence.”
Namadi reminded Badaru that Nigerians have high expectations that he would deal with insecurity, adding: “Once you can do this, it covers every aspect of the nation.”