VP Sambo, others celebrate Democracy Day with Juma’at prayers

Vice President Namadi Sambo

The vice president called for support for the administration’s “transformation agenda.”

At the Special Juma’at Prayers on Friday to commemorate the 2013 Democracy Day Celebrations and the second year in office of the Goodluck Jonathan Administration, the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, appealed to Nigerians to continue being their brothers’ keeper.

Mr. Sambo, who spoke after the Juma’at prayers, also called for support for the administration’s “transformation agenda.”

“We thank Almighty Allah for again showing us this day that we are celebrating our democracy day and the second year of this administration. We thank Almighty Allah again for the continued granting of good health and guidance to our President, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the whole administration and also for the successes that we have been witnessing in providing the dividend of democracy to Nigerians,” he said.

The special prayer session was observed by members of the Federal Executive Council; top Military, Para-military and Police chiefs; government functionaries; royal fathers; members of the diplomatic corps and several hundreds of Muslim faithful. It was led by the Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Musa Muhammad, who prayed for continued peace and tranquility in the country.

The annual Democracy Day, which holds on May 29, commemorates Nigeria’s return to democratic rule after years of military rule. This year’s celebration is particularly special as it heralds the forthcoming Nigeria Centenary Celebrations.

There will also be an interdenominational Christian service on Sunday, followed by a presentation of the administration’s mid-term report by President Jonathan on Wednesday, May 29.


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