Sen. Abu Ibrahim organises special prayers for President Buhari
Sen. Abu Ibrahim (APC- Katsina) on Saturday in Musawa, his home town, organised marathon prayer sessions for President Muhammadu Buhari who is on medical vacation in London.
Reports have it that the prayers, which were offered in batches, were led by reputable Islamic scholars from 11 local government areas in the senatorial district with thousands of residents in attendance.
Ibrahim, who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Police Affairs, said President Buhari needed prayers not only for good health, but for divine guidance and protection as well.
He said as far as the President’s health was concerned, there was no cause for alarm.
He said based on available information, “the President is in high spirits’’.
Ibrahim requested preachers, scholars, school teachers, women and community-based groups to continued to pray for the President.
The senator said he decided to join others to organise the prayers for the President based on his realisation of the need for citizens to continually pray for their leaders.
According to him, the nation is undergoing positive change under Buhari’s leadership.
He said as such, Buhari “needs our encouragement, support and prayers for him to succeed in building a better Nigeria”.
Ibrahim announced a donation of 100 copies of the Holy Qur’an to each of the 11 local government areas in zone to facilitate constant prayers for the President and offered scholarship to 30 children from each local government area in zone.
He also said that he had begun the drilling of 750 wash bores to facilitate irrigation, adding that 750 water pumping machines would be distributed to selected farmers across the 11 local government areas.
The senator said he had provided 82 motorcycles to be distributed to supporters and sewing machines to be distributed to female Islamic school tutors to enhance their capacities.
He added that three persons would be selected from each of the wards in the district to go for skill acquisition training after which they would each be given N20, 000 marching grants.
Ibrahim also inaugurated the treatment of 2,000 persons with eye-related illnesses.
He said 500 of them would get recommended glasses while 300 persons would undergo glaucoma surgery.
According to him, a committee chaired by the Zonal Chairman of APC, Alhaji Bala Abu, would be responsible for equitable distribution of the items donated.
In his remarks, the state governor, Aminu Masari, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Alh. Bello Mandia, applauded the senator for his courage.
He said the state government planned to organise similar prayer sessions for the President in Katsina.