Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State, has urged Nigerians to seek divine intervention and repent in order for the country to effectively tackle its security challenges.
Governor Bagudu made the plea when he hosted top government functionaries, members of the judiciary, the legislature and the executive to a Ramadan breakfast at the Government House, Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
According to a statement by Abubakar Dakingari, his chief press secretary, the governor stated that the importance of prayers, as well as that of repentance by human beings “both here and hereafter” should not be underestimated.
“I want to emphasise the need for collective and individual supplication towards eliminating problems that engulfed our dear nation.
“I also want to affirm the commitment of incumbent administration to uplift the condition of living of both urban and rural dwellers and I pray God Almighty to shower His blessings on us all,” he said.
Governor Bagudu appealed to citizens to strengthen their faith in God through prayers and righteousness, saying only God has the ultimate capacity to put an end to all security challenges.
He also appreciated the “capability and commitment” of President Muhammadu Buhari to salvage the country from its predicament.