- Thousands of Christians on Friday, January 25, gathered to pray for the country’s leadership, peace and unity
- The prayer was organised by the Concerned Nigerian Christian’s Forum (CNCF)
- Mr. Isaac Balami, the coordinator of the CNCF, noted that the need to pray for the leadership of the country has become imperative
Thousands of Christians on Friday, January 25, gathered at the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) hall in Abuja to pray for the country’s leadership, peace and unity.
The prayer was organised by the Concerned Nigerian Christian’s Forum (CNCF), under the leadership of Mr. Isaac Balami.
Balami who is the coordinator of the CNCF, noted that the need to pray for the leadership of Nigeria has become imperative given the current challenges facing the country.
He also noted that the prayer summit was not a political agenda but was borne out of prophecy, which emphasized on the need to call for an emergency prayer for the leadership of Nigeria.
He said that it is the duty of Christians to pray for the leadership of the country, just as the Bible in 1 Timothy 2:1-2 instructed, so there can be love and peace.
He opined that the youth of Nigeria were worried about their future and about what will happen tomorrow, hence the need to gather together to pray for peace to reign in the country.
He added that the purpose of the gathering was to lay foundation, stating also that prayers can never be too much.
On his part, the Chaplain, Aso Villa Chapel, Pastor Joseph Malomo, expressed belief that heaven had recognised the gathering.
Prayers were made for the country in the areas of forgiveness, reconciliation, national healing, unity, peace, thanksgiving and prayers for the youth.
In attendance were ministers from Canada, Europe, traditional rulers from Gombe and Nasarawa states, representative of the Traditional Rulers Council, representative of Plateau state governor amongst others.
The group was earlier shut out of the Banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, which had earlier been scheduled as venue for the event.
Thousands of Christians who were invited to the summit, were left stranded for hours due to what the organisers say was a “logistics problem.”
Some of the CNCF members who spoke to media, revealed that the Banquet hall had been cleaned, decorated and was prepared a night before, in anticipation for the summit but they were shocked when the group was denied access to the venue few hours to time.
Meanwhile, the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Tuesday, January 22, claimed that Christians who supported President Muhammadu Buhari are being marginalised in his state.
The senator made the disclosure in reaction to claims by President Buhari who said northerners once ruled against him while Christians supported him.
President Buhari had made the claim when he hosted some of his former staff who worked with him when he was the military head of state.
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