- A member of House of Representatives, Shina Peller, has gone spiritual over the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria
- The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria in now 190, according to NCDC
- Peller urged Nigerians to join him in fasting and prayers to end the disease in the country
Following the spread of the pandemic coronavirus in Nigeria, a member of House of Representatives, Shina Peller, has embarked on three days fasting and prayers to seek an end to the deadly disease.
Legit.ng reports that the lawmaker, who represents Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola federal constituency in Oyo state, said in a Facebook post that he had completed day two of his three days fasting and prayers.
He sought God's mercy to accept his acts of worship, forgive his sins, have mercy on Nigerians, and bring healing unto the country.
"As we continue prayers in earnest, I would like to urge us all, especially Muslims to add “Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel” to our prayers and recite it as many times as possible for “Allah is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs for us.
"One should always recite this ayah of the glorious Qur'an in the event of fear and anxiety as Allah is the bestower of mercy," he said.
Peller also enjoined the Nigerian Christians to participate in fasting and prayers in order to ward off the evil of pandemic coronavirus from the country.
He said: "Similarly, as we enjoin our Christian brothers and sisters to participate in fasting and prayers, I wish to highlight a Bible passage someone showed to me recently which also points to the necessity to turn to God in repentance and seek for forgiveness during times of great adversity.
"2 Chronicles 7:13-15: Whenever I hold back the rain or send locusts to eat up the crops or send an epidemic on my people, if they pray to me and repent and turn away from the evil they have been doing, then I will hear them in heaven, forgive their sins, and make their land prosperous again.
"May God accept our fasting and prayers, and forgive our sins. May God in His Infinite Mercy put an end to the coronavirus pandemic all over the world and restore peace, prosperity and healing back onto earth, amen."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the United Nations (UN) released $2 million to the Nigerian government to procure essential medical supplies to help contain the outbreak of pandemic coronavirus in the country.
It was reported that the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, disclosed this at a national conference in Abuja on the COVID-19 crisis.
The UN's gestures to the country, the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, said the federal government would ensure resources were deployed to where they are needed most.
In another report, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) assured that the government's insensitivity towards health and education as well as its lip service towards good governance would not prevent it from being socially responsible to society.
The national president of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, made the declaration on Tuesday, March 31, while launching the hand sanitisers and media campaign materials produced by the University of Ibadan branch of the union.
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