Civil society groups, Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI), Peace and Anti-Corruption Advocacy (PAC) and Transparency Network Centre (TNC) have declared a one-week prayer and fasting starting from (December 13 to December 20, 2018) respectively, towards a peaceful 2019 general elections.
In a joint press release signed by the Executive Secretary, Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele of CWAI, National Coordinator of PAC, Comrade James Okoronkwo and Com. Farouk Umar, National Coordinator of TNC, yesterday, said the prayer session is aim as a part of its strategy towards the ember month and
yuletide period, the CG had a strategic meeting with State Commandants from the 36 states of the federation including the capital FCT on the way aforward to perfect and re-strategies their security apparatus in order to check incessant vandalism of the nation’s critical national assets by criminals across the country. They added.
According to the trio it is indeed a noble and patriotic idea that should
be emulated by all well-meaning Nigerians including our security agencies as prayers are also required to tackle some of our security challenges in the country as human efforts alone cannot do it but requires the assistance from God Almighty to be able to rid the country of criminalities once and for all.
They called on all Nigerians at this time to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement of persons or group of people whose activities are capable of derailing the much needed peace and national security of the country and enjoined all Nigerians to be at alert and fully cooperate with all the security agencies.
“As the security of lives and property cannot be left alone in the hands of the agencies but a collective responsibility of all and sundry”.
They urged and prayed for the continuous peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religious beliefs and wish Nigerians a successful holiday season ahead.
They commended and lauded the courageous initiative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) under the leadership of Comptroller General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, for the proactive prayer session declared by the organisation towards the peaceful 2019 general elections.