The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed has called on religious leaders to intensify prayers for the nation to overcome the daunting challenges posed by insecurity in some parts of the country to ensure continued peace and stability, even as the country approaches the 2015 General Elections.
The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed CON, made this call on Wednesday while declaring open the Executive Committee meeting of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Lugbe, Abuja.
The Minister who was represented at the occasion by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John Obinna Chukwu, recognizes the importance and inestimable contributions of the CAN to the development and growth of the FCT and the country at large, through fervent prayers, useful suggestions and constructive advice.
“It is against this backdrop that we expect CAN to among other things, utilize the platform offered by this meeting for a sober reflection and mediation on the state of the Nation.
“Nigeria needs your prayers to overcome the daunting challenges posed by insecurity in some parts of the country so as to ensure continued peace and stability,” he stressed.
Furthermore, the Minister assured that the FCT Administration on its part would continue to provide the required infrastructure and services to make Abuja a world-class city as envisaged by its founding fathers.
Speaking earlier at the occasion, the Chairman of the FCT CAN, Rev. Israel Akanji appreciated the FCT Administration, particularly the FCT Minister for his uncommon effort to raise the standard of living of the residents of the Territory.