The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF has enjoined Muslims and Nigerians to pray for the country to overcome the current economic hardship and security challenges bedeviling it.
The Group also appealed to northern youth to disregard calls for protest against the government even in the face of hardship, security challenges.
The Forum through its National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu stated this in a goodwill message to mark the Eid-el- Kabir celebration in Kaduna. It also felicitates with Muslim Ummah and all Nigerians on this special occasion of Eid-el-Kabir.
Though the ACF admitted that things were hard and the security challenges worsening, it begged Nigerians to be patient and continue to hope that Nigeria would overcome its challenges.
According to the northern body, it is time for Nigerians to fervently pray for peace, stability, prosperity and avoid any act that will not be helpful.