2015: Inter-religious group calls for national prayers

By Evelyn Okakwu

The National Council of Muslim Youth Organisation (NACOMYO), in collaboration with their Christian counterparts, the Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) have called on Nigerian youths to pray for a new Nigeria before and after the 2015 general elections.

Speaking on behalf of the inter-religious group, which came under one umbrella known as the Youth Prayer Network of Nigeria (YPNN), its National Animator, Reverend Father Charles Ndubisi, during the inauguration of the prayer network, said that their campaign is that all who believe that Nigeria shall overcome its present challenges should light a candle daily for Nigeria, calling on God to bless the country.

According to Fr. Ndubisi, they care about the future of Nigeria, because it belongs to the youths, saying that the youths want to claim the country and present it to God for blessings, that the inter-religious body shall never be tired of praying and fasting for Nigeria until they get a country of their dream.

“It is our strong conviction that young people are leaders of today and tomorrow; with this fact in mind, the youths of Nigeria from every religious affiliation have gathered to pray for their future. The future of Nigeria belongs to young people. As they pray for Nigeria, by implication, they are praying for themselves; because, they can be identified with the future of Nigeria.

“So, it is clear that the only group that can transform Nigeria are the youths; so they must be supported by all means to become agents of positive change. We believe that Nigeria will be better and we believe that only God can bring the change that we are hoping for,” he said.

President of National Council for Muslim Youth Organisation (NACOMYO), Malam Suleiman Ahmed, explained that if Nigerian youths can come together as one to always pray for the country, Nigeria will be a better place for everybody to live in, urging that every Nigerian should encourage unity at all times, irrespective of the religious differences.


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