As Nigeria celebrate her gallant men and women who laid their lives in the service of their country, Vice President Namadi Sambo has implored Nigerians to continue to pray for continuous peace and progress in the country. The Vice President made this call on Friday when he spoke after the Special Juma’at Prayer to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebrations, which held at the National Mosque, Abuja.
Speaking, Vice President Sambo said, “Today we had a National Prayer for our lost heroes and brothers and sisters, we pray Almighty Allah to grant them Aljana Firdausi.
“We should continue to pray for peace and progress in Nigeria and this is the time that we all as Nigerians should come together and support this administration for the success of our Transformation Agenda,” he added.
The Special Prayer was led by the Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Sheikh Musa Mohammad.
The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration is marked on the 15
th day of January. It celebrates the lives of the gallant officers and men that laid their lives in the service of their country.
Present at the event were the Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police, heads of paramilitary establishments, members of the Federal Executive Council, other notable Nigerians and thousands of Muslim faithful.