Senate President Ahmad Lawan says Nigeria needs more prayers to overcome its challenges. A statement by Ola Awoniyi, his special adviser on media, quoted Lawan as saying this when he received a delegation of the Christian legislators’ fellowship of the national assembly.
The delegation was led by Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate president, and Orji Kalu, senate chief whip, was also in attendance.According to the statement, the objective of the meeting was to invite the senate president to the 10th national prayer breakfast scheduled to take place on October 31 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
The senate president was quoted as saying the prayer breakfast was timely and asked everyone to seek the face of God in prayers ahead of the programme. He also asked Nigerians to pray for security agents so that they will be able to perform their duties diligently, according to Thecable Report.
“Given the situation we are in today, the various challenges that Nigeria and its people face, we even need to pray more,” Lawan said.“Today, we face serious security challenges. Where we have security agencies which 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 asked leaders to be transparent and accountable to the nation.“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,” he said.
“We have to do whatever we can to be as truthful, transparent and accountable to our people.“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.”