The Senate President, Sen. David Mark, has appealed to intending pilgrims to Israel to put Nigeria in their prayers at this trying time the country’s history.
Mark made the appeal while addressing intending pilgrims from St. Mulumba’s Catholic Chaplaincy at Apo in Abuja, ahead of their departure to the holy land.
He urged the intending pilgrims to devote time to reflect on the situation in Nigeria and commit the country to God for divine intervention.
He cited insecurity as one of the key challenges facing the nation, saying that Nigeria would surmount the challenges with honesty, commitment and resolve by all citizens.
He advised the intending pilgrims to exhibit good conduct.
“Your conduct would go a long way to show that Nigeria is not a country of bad eggs.
“Remember you are going to Israel on religious mission not jamboree or for any commercial interest. You must put Nigeria first in all you do.
“Besides, you must go as a team and return as one group,”Mark said.
He advised them to resist the temptation of absconding as such behaviour was unacceptable and would not be tolerated.