Zulum urges Muslims to pray for Tinubu, Shettima, others 

Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has called on Nigerians to pray for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima and other leaders to navigate the challenges currently faced in the service to the country.

Zulum made the call in Saudi Arabia, Sunday, while addressing Borno pilgrims camped in Mina.

The governor said: “We have intensified prayers for peace to reign in Nigeria, particularly Borno state. I have also called on Nigerians to pray for our leaders, beginning with His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Kashim Shettima, and all other leaders. 

 “We have no other country than Nigeria. Therefore, I want to emphasise that people should pray for the progress and development of Nigeria and for our economy to grow.”

Zulum also charged Nigerians to give more time for the Tinubu administration to fix the myriads of problems facing the country. He also called for unity among Nigerians to achieve meaningful development.

“I want to call on Nigerians to be patient, let us give some more time to this administration. We must put our heads together and ensure Nigeria remains one indivisible entity. Things will never be feasible without the support of all and sundry.

 “Nigeria is a big country of multiple tribes, with two main religions, Islam and Christianity. Islam does not condone any form of hatred towards the other religion, Islam requires simple coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims.

 “For Nigeria to move forward, there is one very important thing we must consider: unity of purpose. Therefore, I call on all pilgrims here to eschew violence and embrace each other so that we can move forward.”

Meanwhile, he expressed dismay over the recent vandalisation of electricity towers along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, disrupting power supply to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

The governor expressed commitment to addressing the hardship faced by people in Borno state, including the electricity disruptions resulting from the destruction of T193 and T194 towers.