The former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon on Monday called on Nigerians to pray for divine intervention on the lingering insecurity and other social problems in the the country.
Gowon made the call while addressing students of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa.
Gowon also urged Christians and Muslims to face God and seek for divine intervention.
“I am here in Yola for our programme “Nigerian Prayers’’. It is a programme initiated following the lingering insecurity and other social problems in the country.
“And what brought me to Yola is to organise prayer rally for the peace and stability in the North-East, the North and the country in general.’’
Gowon expressed concern over the insecurity situation, describing it as “very sad’’.
“I don’t know if those involved in the illegal act realise what they are doing to their communities, states, the region and the country.”
He said that Nigeria urgently needed to work for peace and efforts should be made to ensure peace and stability through respect and tolerance for one another. (NAN)