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The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin, has urged Nigerians to pray for peace and security in the country.

Senator Jibrin made the call while addressing newsmen shortly after he observed the Eid prayer alongside other Muslims at his town, Kabo, in Kabo Local Government Area of Kano State.

“We should all pray for peace and security in our country. The president is doing his best to address the challenges we are facing in the country. We should continue to support him.

“The current situation we are facing has a global dimension. So, we should continue to support and pray for him so that what he is doing to address the challenges will become successful,” he said.

The lawmaker explained that he observed the Eid prayers in his home town in order to celebrate and connect with his constituents,relatives friends and supporters.

“The choice to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir in my home town is to rejoice and connect with my people. This is my home town and as you can see the people are very happy and excited to see me,” Jibrin,who represents Kano North Senatorial District at the National Assembly,added.

Earlier in his sermon, the Chief Imam of Kabo, who led the two raka’at prayers, Malam Jaafaru Mustapha, preached tolerance and unity, urging all to pray and support leaders.

While appreciating the numerous support they are getting from the Deputy President of the Senate, the Imam described him as a leader who always put his people first.

“This is a period of sacrifice and celebration. So, we should all thank Almighty Allah for his blessings.

“We should also pray for our leaders and obey them, where they are right. This is the teaching of our prophet, Muhammad PBUH,” he said.

A special prayer session was also performed for the Deputy President of the Senate at the end of the eid prayers.

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