Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday, prayed for lasting healing for Nigeria and Nigerians, urging them to be united.
“May Allah heal us from whatever afflicts us in our private lives and as a nation, and may this day bring forth enduring unity and progress to our beloved country,” Shettima told journalists after observing the Eid prayers at the National Eid Ground, Abuja.
The State House Director of Information, Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola, revealed this in a statement he signed on Wednesday titled ‘VP Shettima at National Eid Ground, prays for Nigeria’s unity, progress.’
He also called on Nigerians to imbibe the virtues of sacrifice and forgiveness, the essence of the season.
“This sacred day is an occasion to reflect on the mercy of Allah, as revealed through the gracious blessings bestowed upon Prophet Abraham and his son, Prophet Isma’il.
“These timeless lessons serve as a guiding light to humanity across generations, reminding us of the limitless trials our Creator presents to us in our path to redemption. In embracing these teachings, we find the moral inspiration to be the best versions of ourselves.
“May Allah accept our prayers and sacrifices and forgive our shortcomings,” said the VP.
Also at the prayer ground were the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, and Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin, among other faithful.
Afterwards, the VP departed Abuja for his home state of Borno, where he was received by Governor Babagana Zulum.
Upon his arrival, Shettima inspected a Guard of Honour mounted by a detachment of the Nigerian Air Force at the Maiduguri Air Force Base.
He later paid a courtesy visit to the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Sl-Kanemi, at his palace.