The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has declared three days of prayers for the quick recovery and early return to Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the students’ body, the three days fasting would commence on Wednesday February 8, 2017.
A statement personally signed by Comr. Chinonso Obasi, President, NANS, called on Nigerian students – both Christians and Muslim alike, nationwide to join the prayers.
He said, “As leaders of tomorrow and champions of a better Nigeria, we should not be left out in the national call for prayers for the President, especially now that his presence is direly needed for the country to navigate its way out of economic recession and political despair.
“We therefore enjoin every student in Nigeria’s tertiary institution to join their hearts in prayer to God to heal our President, because we believe that the prayers of 40 million Nigerian students would bring quick recovery and rejuvenation of President Buhari.
“It is our belief also that the early return of Mr. President to the country after he must have well rested would increase the tempo of the anti-corruption battle which is the cornerstone of his mandate.
“As NANS has elected to take up the challenge of whistle blowing to assist in the fight against institutional and official corruption, our hearts go out to God in prayer for the captain of the anti-corruption armada, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We expect that when the President returns, the battle against graft would get into full throttle and branch in academic institutions where the cancer has eaten deep, threatening the destiny of millions of Nigerian students.
“Christian and Muslim students are expected to round off the prayers during the Friday Jumat prayers and Sunday services nationwide.”