The Chief Imam of Ife land, AbdulSemiu AbdulHammed, has urged Muslims to use the Ramadan period to pray for national security.
Mr AbdulHammed gave the advice during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Ile-Ife on Thursday.
He said that prayer is the only hope for Nigeria, especially at this difficult period, when Nigeria is threatened by all forms of immoral acts.
According to him, to put one’s trust in humanity is a great failure, which is why this nation is facing all sorts of challenges.
He called on all and sundry to contribute their quota to the progress and uplift of the country, stressing that government alone cannot do it.
The cleric emphasised that the masses had been badly affected by the spate of killings arising from insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, rituals and armed robbery among others.
The Chief Imam assured that if Muslims could be faithful enough to present their request unto Almighty Allah concerning the situation on ground there would be divine intervention.
“The problems of Nigeria will become history very soon if only we can jointly call on God for total deliverance.
“Ghana is thanking God today, so also Nigeria will soon acknowledge and praise God,” he stressed.