The Media Team of Talba Progressive Group, a soco-political organization with ideological adherence to the altruistic ideology of Professor Shuaib Oba AbdulRaheem, OFR, the Talban of Ilorin organised a nationwide prayer for the country to particularly sue for peace at this critical time of ongoing protests in our nation history. The prayer session has become necessary as a result of the heightened tension in the nation occasioned by the aftermath effect of nationwide protest by #EndSARS protesters.
The prayer time coincides with the birthday celebration of the Patron of the group, Professor AbdulRaheem who celebrated his 73rd birthday on 22nd of October, 2020. The session was attended by thousands of Nigerians from all over the country which was held at the Group’s national headquarters in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The group’s national coordinator, Mallam Alaro, sheds more light on why they organised the national prayer. According to him, “in line with the group’s vision and mission and in line with the philosophy of our mentor and patron, Professor AbdulRaheem, we believe at this trying times, all of us must come together as a nation and people to move pass the crisis and engage in dialogue”. The group further used the prayer session to call for sober reflection for everything to sheath their sword and give peace a chance.
The group used the occasion to plead with everyone to embrace peace as no nation can thrive in crisis, chaos and anarchy. The group relishes their doctrine on their mentor’s life long love for peaceful coexistence, imploring all and sundry to emulate Professor Abdulraheem, one of the finest Nigeria astute administrator the country has ever produced.
While making a closing remark, the group promises to make this prayer session a yearly program and plans have been concluded to use the annual birthday of their patron as the day to hold the national prayers.