President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for peace, unity and stability in the country.
The president made the call in an address at the 70th anniversary of the Qaddriyya on Saturday, November 28, in Kano.
Buhari, represented by Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the call was imperative to foster unity and address security challenges in the country.
He enjoined the youth to avail themselves of the opportunities of agriculture and economic empowerment programmes initiated by the Federal Government to learn trades, become self-reliant and engage in productive activities.
Buhari expressed delight over the conduct of the event; and commended the Leader of the Qadiriyya, Sheikh Qaribullah Nasiru-Kabara for his support and constant prayers for the country.
In a remark, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano said the state government had initiated road infrastructure; health as well as viable projects; aimed at creating enabling environment to aid the teaching of the Islamic religion.
Ganduje said the state government had also provided support to facilitate completion of mosque; school and also conference hall projects; initiated by the Qadiriyya in Kano and Abuja.
He commended the leadership of the Qadiriyya for the support to government policies and programme as well as peacebuilding efforts in the state.
The governor also lauded security agencies, community and religious leaders for their support towards maintaining peace and promoting peaceful coexistence in the state.
Ganduje commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III, for his support to the Kano State Government and also emirate councils.
He noted that the state government accorded priority to building harmonious relationships; between traditional institutions and its counterparts in other states.
Also speaking, the Sultan of Sokoto commended the Federal and Kano State Government; for their efforts toward maintaining peace in the state.
Abubakar admonished Muslim faithful to pray for peace, stability and economic prosperity in the country.