Be loyal to leaders, Aisha Buhari reminds Nigerians

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Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has advised Nigerians to be loyal to their leaders.

The First Lady made this know in a video message - a sermon from Sheikh Daurawa - uploaded on her verified Facebook account on Wednesday.

The sermon which was recorded purely in the Hausa language urged people to pray for their leaders, including those that are no longer alive.

"There are three (3) very very important personalities that one must respect and be obedient to and remain loyal to them at all times:

"1) Your parents (father and mother); they gave birth to you and nurtured you. You should always put them in your daily prayers even if they are no longer alive.

"2) Your teachers. They taught you lessons of life; progress and prosperity. You should always put them in your daily prayers even if they are no longer alive at the moment.

"3) Your leaders. They provide leadership and guidance to you and the rest of your community. You should always pray for them to succeed in providing good and responsible leadership at all times and even if they are no longer alive. This is what is expected from everyone at all times," the sermon read as translated by one of the First Lady's over half a million followers.

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Wuzup Nigeria reports that the message comes amid the country's economic crisis as the exchange rate between the naira and the US dollar dropped to a record low of around N700/$1 at the peer-to-peer forex market.

This is also as the country battles the scarcity and hike of the Petroleum Motor Spirit also known as petrol, amid the challenge of stable power supply as the country experienced the collapse of the national power grid for a sixth time in 2022 on July 20.

There is also the issue of worsening insecurity in the country which has led to calls for Buhari's impeachment by senators.

On Monday, the Troops of the 7 Guards Brigade which provides security for the Presidential Villa and the Federal Capital Territory were attacked by gunmen suspected to be terrorists while on patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari Road in the nation’s capital.

The attack comes just a day after the terrorists who kidnapped train passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna rail on March 28 threatened to kidnap President Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.

Monday’s attack also came less than a month after terrorists invaded the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, in the FCT and freed all Boko Haram terror suspects in custody, alongside other inmates.

As a result, some senators of the opposition parties during Wednesday’s plenary issued a six-week ultimatum to the president to tackle the security challenges plaguing the country.

The senators threatened the impeachment of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd), if the issues of insecurity in the country are not addressed by the end of the deadline.

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