Nigeria’s existence as one united country is a divine arrangement and nothing should be done to put it asunder, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday.
Mr Buhari said this in his goodwill message to Christians as they mark the ‘Ash Wednesday’, which marks the beginning of 40 days of fasting.
He urged Christians to pray for the unity of the country.
According to a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Buhari enjoined Nigerians to intensify love, brotherliness and concern for the less privileged members of their communities in order to strengthen the bond of togetherness.
“As they join their counterparts worldwide to emulate the worthy example of Jesus Christ who fasted 40 days at the beginning of His earthly ministry, the President urges Christian brothers and sisters to pray fervently for the country’s unity and progress.”
The president added that as Christians begin the period of increased prayers, piety, sacrifice and selfless services, he wishes them and all Nigerians well.
He felicitated with Nigerian Christians on the Lenten observance.