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Gowon’s Group Declares Monthly Nationwide Prayer, Fasting Says Nigeria under siege

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Nigeria Prays, a group established by former Head of State, retired General Yakubu Gowon, has directed Nigerians to observe prayers and fast on the first Saturday of every month in view of the challenges facing the nation.

The Assistant National Director of Nigeria Prays, Dr. Egbe Okpange, disclosed this at the start of a two-day North West zone partners’ interactive session and prayers of the group in Katsina, Katsina state, tagged: “Partners in Advancing the Nation.”

He admonished Christians to come together in unity of faith, saying “God has a plan for the country; Nigeria is a child destined to rescue Africa.”

On concern over Dapchi girl, Miss Leah, still in Boko Haram captivity since February 19because of her faith, he assured: “We are praying for Leah. God allows certain things for a purpose. We are praying for her, we believe we will soon see the answer and she will be released unharmed.”

In his remarks, the Secretary of the Nigeria Prays, Evangelist Austen Kemie, emphasised that fervent prayers still remained the most immediate and practical keys out of the nation’s siege.

According to him, prayers for the country remained critical to the present and future challenges of the nation.

Kamie said: “Nigeria is God’s heritage; if we don’t pray for this country, we and our children will face the consequences. Nigeria is under siege, we need to pray fervently. If we seek the Lord’s face, He will reward our sacrifice.”

A cleric, Rev Adunaya, in his ministration tagged: “The Voice that holds Nations at Ransom for Transformation,” said but for the intercession of Nigerians, the country would have since disintegrated, adding that the prevailing peace in the country is as a result of Nigerians’ prayers.



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