- The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has declared a three-day national fasting and prayer
- The NYCN president, Solomon Adodo, said the fasting and prayer will hold from 1st to 3rd of January, 2020 for Muslim and Christian youths across the country
- The youth group said it strongly believed that Nigeria's challenges can be resolved through prayer and hard work
Few hours to the year 2020, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has declared a three-day national fasting and prayers to seek God's intervention for the country to achieve record meaningful progress in the year ahead.
A statement signed by Solomon Adodo, the president of the youth council, said the interreligious national fasting and prayer will hold from 1st to 3rd of January, 2020 for Muslim and Christian youths across the country, Vanguard reports.
The group said it strongly believed that Nigeria's challenges can be resolved through prayer and hard work.
“All nation’s that have truthfully sought the face of God while working at their developmental goals have been able to achieve very significant progress.
"We strongly believe that Nigeria’s myriad problems can be addressed if we sincerely seek the help of God while assiduously working to address same," the statement reads partly.
The group urged Christians to converge in their respective churches during the fasting and prayer while Muslims too were also enjoined to converge in the various mosques to pray and break their fast together.
“Let’s sincerely seek God’s intervention and see a significant difference. God bless Nigeria!!!,” the statement concluded.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian cleric, Pastor Isaac Ogbah, advised churches across the country to put in place security measures that will check incessant attacks by insurgents.
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Ogbah, who is the senior pastor, God’s Signature Royal Assembly, Ota, noted that security was not a matter that should be resolved by fasting and prayers alone, but by putting strong measures in place around churches to avoid attacks.
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