Given the situation we are in today, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has called on Nigerians to pray more for the country in order to overcome the numerous challenges confronting the nation.
Lawan made this call while receiving a delegation of the Christian Legislators’ Fellowship of the National Assembly in Abuja, who were led by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.
The mission was to invite the Lawan to the 10th National Prayer Breakfast scheduled to hold on 31st October, 2019 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
“Given the situation we are in today, the various challenges that Nigeria and its people face, we even need to pray more”, Lawan was quoted as saying in the statement.
He said the prayer breakfast was timely and urged all to first seek the face of God for answered prayers ahead of the programme. Lawan said:
“Today, we face serious security challenges. Where we have security agencies that are mandated to ensure that we are secured and protected. If nothing, we should pray for them that they are able to perform well.
“It is not only in empowering them with weapons; the power of God is beyond weapons. I’m sure that all people of faith will continue to pray for our security agencies to protect us.”
The Senate president, who also mentioned challenges in the economy, said as leaders, “we have the responsibility to ensure that we continue to provide leadership, to continue to seek the intervention of God in the way and manner that we lead our people.
“We have to do whatever we can to be as truthful, transparent and accountable to our people.”
This, he said, requires the guidance of God, adding that nobody can achieve anything without the blessings and mercies of the Almighty God.
“I believe that this country needs prayers and that this country needs unity amongst all faith. We all worship one God, and He is the only way through which we can have our country led properly,” the Senate president concluded.
He said the issue of children dropping out of schools was a concern to him as a former university lecturer and to the 9th Senate, adding that efforts would be made to address the challenge.