By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Saturday donated N20 million for the building of a Central Mosque in Potiskum, Yobe State.
Lawan who was in his home state for the event, urged the people to continue to pray for the leaders in government as they tackle the various challenges facing the nation.
Speaking yesterday at the launching of Pataskum Emirate Central Mosque Appeal Fund at Potiskum, Lawan, who announced a donation of N20 million to support the project said leaders need prayers particularly from the followership.
“Our leaders, particularly our President, Muhammadu Buhari, may God grant him good health, God has given him the leadership of this country through you.
“He is trying his possible best for you and we too that are part of his leadership, we are trying our best to ensure that things are okay for Nigeria.
“I will therefore take this opportunity to urge you to continue to pray for our leaders that may Almighty Allah continue to guide them as they proffer solutions to security challenges, youth unemployment and for us to continue to assist our people,” Lawan said in a statement signed by his media aide Ola Awoniyi.
“The same thing is with our state, Yobe State, our pride. That our Governor, Mai Mala Buni is trying his best to ensure development in the state. It is public knowledge that there are development projects in every part of the state,” the Senate President added.
He also announced that Senator Sani Musa donated N5 million naira while Senators Bello Mandiya and Sadiq Suleiman donated N1 million each towards the building project.
Other Senators who accompanied the Senate President on the trip from Abuja: Senators Abdullahi Adamu, Adamu Aliero, and Hon Tijjani Dan Mutum.