Katsina indigenes in Lagos yesterday organized special prayer for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in the United Kingdom for medical treatment.
Over 100 Imams gathered at the prayer event held in Agege area of Lagos which has a large population of northerners.
Several verses of the Quran were recited by the clerics and those in attendance seeking divine intervention for fast recovery of Buhari.
Similarly, an Islamic organization, Nashirullahi Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) has called on Nigerians wishing President Mohammadu Buhari dead to have a rethink.
NASFAT disclosed this at a special Nisf Shaban prayer organized at Lagos State Secretariat Mosque in Alausa on Thursday night.
The Nisf Shaban signifies the 15th day of the eighth month of Islamic calendar preceding the Ramadan fast.
The prayer was presided over by the acting National Missioner of NASFAT, Imam Onike AbdulAzeez.
At the Agege prayer, Katsina indigenes say the President has laid foundation for the revival of the country’s economy.
They called on God Almighty to grant him sound health to continue and complete the good work he has initiated.
Spokesman of the Katsina Indigenes in Lagos, Salisu Haruna said, “All holy books - Quran and the Bible - admonished us to constantly pray for our leaders. We are here today with the same objective with arrays of Imams, Missioners, Alfas to offer special prayers for quick recovery and sound health of President Muhammadu Buhari”.
AbdulAzeez told Daily Trust that NASFAT owes President Buhari a prayer as a Muslim brother, President of the country and as a human being.
He said those wishing the President dead had lost their humanity.
“We owe him the prayer as a Muslim brother, we owe him that prayer as our President, we owe him that prayer as a fellow human being. Regardless of religion, status, age, if your fellow human being falls sick, you need to pray for that person moreover this is our President, this is the Head of State, this is the Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria. If he is sick, it should be the concern of every Nigerian,” he said.