- The recent prayer walk led by Pastor Enoch Adeboye and members of CAN truly got the attention of the presidency
- This is as presidential spokesman Garba Shehu has said that the rallies were commendable
- Shehu also said that the moves reminded Nigerians of the need to wake up in the spirit of patriotism and defend their country
The presidency has reacted to the street prayer walk and rallies carried out by members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) respectively.
On his Twitter page, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said that the peaceful demonstration carried out by the religious organisations against the rising level of insecurity in the country is commendable and typifies the spirit of true patriotism.
Specifically, Shehu said that CAN is right to sensitise Nigerians on the need to stand up for the nation in this trying time with little or no regard for religious, tribal and ethnic differences.
The presidential media aide said that both the RCCG and CAN reminded Nigerians of the fact that with unity they can defeat the common enemy, instead of rising against the government.
He added that Nigeria cannot be restored to its rightful place in the area of security neither will those captured by terrorists be rescued and safely returned to their families if citizens of the country are divided among themselves.
Shehu maintained that without the active involvement of Nigerians, such as what was put forward by Pastor Enoch Adeboye and CAN recently, not much will be achieved given the population of security personnel compared to that of the country in general.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a lot of reactions have trailed the prayer walk by members of the RCCG led by Adeboye which took place on Sunday, February 2.
Among prominent Nigerians who reacted to the demonstration against rampant killings and rising insecurity in the nation was former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore.
On his Twitter page, Sowore saluted the courage of the church for their move against the ugly trend in Nigeria, adding that the kind of resistance is the key to liberation.
Moreover, the activist called on Nigerians from all walks of life to join the RCCG in their struggle against every sort of insurgency anywhere in the country.
On his part, the former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, said that the cleric has finally woken up from sitting on the fence to outspokenness on disturbing issues affecting the lives of average Nigerians.
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