By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said there is no ethnic or religious crisis in the state because of prayers and the synergy among security operatives.
Ganduje stated this at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, where a National Prayer for Peace and Security was held, on Saturday
The governor also requested the leader of Tijjaniyya sect in Nigeria, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who was among the clerics in attendance, to bring the next Maulid of Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass to the state.
Ganduje thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in ensuring peace and security but noted that only God can guarantee peace and security, hence the need for the national prayer.
He assured that Kano State will continue to organise the prayer on annual basis.
Speaking at the event, President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, said the fight against insecurity and other challenges in Nigeria need divine intervention to complement the efforts being put in place by the Federal Government.
“My administration has not and will not relax in its efforts to restore peace and security across the country,” Buhari said.
The president also commended Ganduje for taking steps towards ensuring peace in the country by organising the national prayer.
He called on the residents of the state to continue to support the Ganduje-led administration, noting that developmental projects can only be realised where and when peace reigns.
Muslim faithful, in their thousands, attended the programme.
The prayer sessions were led by the leader of the Tijjaniyya sect from Algeria, Maulana Sheikh Ali Bil-Arabi, a grandson of the late founder of the sect, Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani.