Muslims offer special prayers to mark Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary

Muslims, yesterday, converged on the Abuja National Mosque to offer special prayers for peace and sustainable development as Nigeria mark her 59th independence anniversary on Tuesday, October 1.

The Murshid of the Mosque, Prof. Shehu Galadanci, led the special prayer, after leading other Muslim faithful to a two Raka’at congregational prayer.According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the special prayer was organised by the National Mosque as part of activities to mark the independence anniversary.

Galadanci prayed to God to guide the country’s leaders in making decisions that would affect the lives of many Nigerians and to assist the country overcome some of the challenges, especially in the areas of insecurity, corruption and economy.

The event was attended by the President General of Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar; Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Muhammad Bello, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari; representatives of Service Chiefs and DIG Usman Tilli, representing the Inspector-General of Police