Lawmakers and guests at the National Prayer breakfast
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to join hands in prayer for the country’s success in overcoming its current challenges.
President Buhari made the call at the Eleventh National Prayer Breakfast, organized by the National Assembly’s Christian Legislators Forum under the theme, “Faith in a Time of Crisis.”
According to Mr Maurice Abaeri, Permanent Secretary in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, who represented the president, prayer was a source of strength regardless of religion.
He said while it was difficult to maintain faith during times of crisis, prayer has always been the foundation of strength.
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, represented by the Aso Rock Chaplain, Pastor Seyi Molomo, urged Nigerians to rely on God’s Providence in overcoming challenges.
The Senate President, represented by the Deputy Leader of the Senate, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, also said the country must unite in deep reflection and prayer.
Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, the Forum’s Chairman, stated that the Christian group was a non-partisan congregation of lawmakers of like minds seeking to create an environment of dialogue and long-term relationships regardless of political opinions, perceptions, or convictions..
Bishop David Abioye, the Guest Speaker and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church in Goshen, Abuja, stated that faith was the answer to the nation’s problems while calling for prayers for the nation, leaders, the three branches of government, peace and unity, security, and growth as well as
Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Edited by Adeniyi Bakare