- Clerics under the aegis of National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace have declared a prayer session for Nigeria
- The clerics said the prayer is to usher Nigeria into the new year
- According to the clerics, the year 2021 will be a year of peace and prosperity for Nigeria and her people
The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace (NIFROP) on Thursday, December 31, declared 21-day intercessory prayers to usher Nigeria into the new year.
The religious group said the exercise is themed, "2021: Our Year of Overcoming Agents of Destabilization, Coup Plotters and Blood Sucking Demons working against President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nation and Humanity."
In a statement signed by the grand patron of NIFROP, Archbishop Julius Ediwe, and seen by Legit.ng, the group said the event would take place between January 4, and January 25, 2021.
"We shall be congregating under the Unity Church and Unity Masjid with Christian and Islamic Clerics in a rare display of unity of purpose in prayers for Nigeria."
Some Nigerians have been commenting on NIFROP's move via social media.
MC Author wrote on Legit.ng Facebook page:
“The more they fast and pray the more their sins and evil doings increase simply because they failed to tune their faith in God.”
Jude Okeleke wrote:
“Every new year 21 days of fasting and prayer and nothing changes while faithful congregations praying and fasting and pastors doing their stealing behind doors.”
Alhaji Noah Fofanah wrote:
“So where are the native doctors or traditional healers. We believe those native doctors than the white religion.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that NIFROP had reacted to the release of the schoolboys kidnapped from Government Science School, Kankara in Katsina state.
The group led by Bishop Sunday Garuba said NIFROP welcomed the release of the schoolboys through the efforts of the federal government.
Garuba said the students' release is evidence of God's faithfulness upon Nigeria and her people.
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