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Minister of Defence Calls for Prayers to Overcome Nigeria's Security Challenges

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Minister of Defence Calls for Prayers to Overcome Nigeria's Security Challenges
The Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru, has called on Nigerians to continue praying for their leaders and the nation to overcome the security challenges facing Nigeria. The Minister made this appeal during a visit from the Governor of Jigawa state, Malam Umar Namadi. Both leaders emphasized the need for support and prayers from all Nigerians to ensure peace and stability in the country.

ABUJA – The Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru, has called on Nigerians to continue to pray for their leaders and Nigeria to overcome the security challenges confronting the nation.

The Minister stated this on Thursday, at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja when the Governor of Jigawa state, Malam Umar Namadi paid him a congratulatory visit alongside his powerful delegation from the state.

In an interview with newsmen after their meeting, the Minister said, with the complexities of the security challenges and other aspects of national development, "one could only but ask for prayers to succeed". Badaru also noted that, though the tasks before the Tinubu administration were enormous, they were determined to surmount the challenges.

This is as he canvassed for the support of all Nigerians, including their prayers, in order to entrench peace and stability in the country.

While thanking the governor for the honour done him, Badaru said, "First of all I want to use this opportunity to thank His Excellency Namadi for bringing this large delegation to honour me. I want to thank him for honouring me this way. My appeal to them is to continue to pray for us and the nation so that we will succeed.

"Meanwhile, Gov. Namadi in an interview with newsmen disclosed that the representation of the entire Jigawa people comprising of government officials, traditional rulers, religious leaders and the business community were in Abuja to congratulate their former governor over his recent appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Minister of Defence.

Namadi noted, "Everybody is here, and we are all here to congratulate the Honourable Minister of Defence on his appointment by Mr President. And this is to show how good he was when he was the governor of Jigawa state.

"This is a man that's very accommodating, a man with a very large heart and a man that always have his people at heart.

Therefore, people think that since he has been honoured by the President, then it is also important for us in Jigawa to come and say congratulations and to also pray for him. "We have known how he succeeded in Jigawa state as a governor.

We are also praying for him that he will also achieve the same success or more on his new assignment as the Minister of Defence.

"What I expect from him is success, because this is a man who is always achieving success in whatever he's doing.

He's a successful businessman, also as a governor of Jigawa State, he has succeeded and kept a great record. It is the same thing we are expecting him to do at the national level. What we want him to do is first of all to deal with insecurity in Nigeria

"Namadi reminded the minister that Nigerians have high expectations that he would priotise and deal with insecurity in the country, adding "Once you can do this, it covers every aspect of the nation".

"We are lucky that we are peaceful in Jigawa, but that does not mean that we don't need your assistance, we also need your assistance as you help other states," he stated.

As Nigeria continues to face security challenges across different regions, the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru, has called on Nigerians to keep their leaders and the nation in their prayers. The Minister made this appeal during a visit from the Governor of Jigawa state, Malam Umar Namadi and his delegation.

The Minister acknowledged the complexity of the security challenges, emphasizing that prayers are essential for success. He further expressed determination to surmount these challenges to achieve peace and stability in the country. The support and prayers of all Nigerians were sought to overcome the security obstacles.

The visit of the Jigawa state delegation to congratulate the Minister of Defence highlights the respect and admiration they have for him. Governor Namadi praised the Minister's past accomplishments as the former governor of Jigawa state, emphasizing his accommodating nature, large heart, and commitment to his people.

The Governor and his delegation expressed confidence that the Minister would replicate his successes at the national level. They urged the Minister to prioritize addressing the security issues plaguing Nigeria, as the resolution of these challenges extends to all aspects of the nation.

The Minister appreciated the Governor's gesture, thanking him and the entire delegation. He appealed for continuous prayers from the people of Jigawa and all Nigerians to bring about success in their endeavors and ensure a peaceful and stable nation.

While Jigawa state is fortunate to enjoy relative peace, Governor Namadi acknowledged the need for the Minister's assistance in maintaining this peace and providing support to other states. The Minister's appointment as the Minister of Defence carries high expectations from Nigerians, who hope for effective measures to tackle insecurity nationwide.

As the nation faces security challenges, the call for prayers from the Minister of Defence comes as a reminder of the role faith and unity play in overcoming such hurdles. It is a rallying cry for all Nigerians to come together and support the government in their efforts to ensure peace, stability, and progress.

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