- 5,000 fasting Muslims will be gathering in Lagos state to pray for Nigeria
- They will also break fast together in bid to emphasise the importance of unity among all religious faithful
- They are expected to converge on the Lagos Secretariat Central Mosque, Alausa Ikeja Lagos at 4pm to intercede for the country
As Nigerians celebrate 2018 democracy day, 5,000 fasting Muslims will on Tuesday, May 29, gather in Lagos state to pray for Nigeria and break fast together.
President of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria in Lagos state, Dr Saheed Ashafa, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAIJ.com.
Ashafa said the programme, ‘Iftaar5000’, which coincided with democracy day in Nigeria, will see fasting Muslims converge on the Lagos Secretariat Central Mosque, Alausa Ikeja Lagos at 4pm to intercede for the country.
He explained that breaking fast together by the Muslims was also a means to emphasise the importance of unity among all religious faithful.
"Iftar 5000 is obviously the largest gathering of Muslims in Lagos State. Before breaking our fast together, we will be praying for Nigeria and will also listen a soul inspiring lecture. We want our coming together to also encourage love and tolerance among Nigerians.
“You will agree with me that our dear country is currently experiencing difficult times, which is undoubtedly affecting all spheres of affairs, particularly the economy and security of lives and property, despite President Muhammadu Buhari's commitment and efforts towards finding lasting solutions to such problems.
“We can continue to count many mind-boggling challenges bedevilling the country. In fact, some Nigerians have already lost hope in Project Nigeria, but we believe in the Nigerian dream. We believe that the prayers of fasting Muslims have the capacity of healing the nation.
“Whatever the problems, national and immediate family problems alike, we must not despair. Instead, we should rely on Allah's power to do all things, even when people think it is over. Allah says: ‘Do not give up and do not be downhearted. You shall be uppermost if you are believers," he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau reduced the jail terms of two prisoners one from life imprisonment to 21 years and the other from 10 years to two years.
Lalong made the announcement in his state broadcast on Tuesday, May 29 to mark this year’s Democracy Day and 3rd anniversary of his administration.
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