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Published On: Mon, Apr 21st, 2014

Shonekan urges Nigerians to pray for God`s intervention

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Former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan yesterday urged Nigerians to pray for God’s intervention for the country to overcome the current security challenges.

Shonekan made the call at the yearly Easter concert tagged “The Gains of Calvary“ organised by the Apostolic Faith Church West and Central District (WECA) in Lagos.

He said the killing of innocent citizens in the country, especially in the North, was disturbing.

“ At this point in our country, we need prayers so that God can intervene and help make things right.

“Nigerians should also learn to imbibe the lessons of Easter, which is about peace and forgiveness, and these virtues are critical in human existence and national development, “he said.

Shonekan enjoined people to pray to God to expose the perpetrators and sponsors of insurgency in Nigeria.

Also speaking, former governor of Ogun State, Chief Gbenga Daniel, said that the ongoing National Conference, was a way to solving the problems facing the country.

“Rather than fighting and killing innocent citizens, a forum such as the ongoing National Conference is where we can come together, channel our grievances and proffer solutions, “ he said.

Daniel appealed to Nigerians to be security conscious and also assist security agencies with intelligence reports.

In his remark, Rev. Emmanuel Adeniran, District Superintendent of WECA, called on Nigerians to seek God’s intervention through serious prayers to solve the problem.

Adeniran also noted that corruption was another hindrance to development.

He urged the government and stakeholders to find ways of tackling the menace.

“Both the government and all stakeholders must team up to ensure that corruption is wiped out of the country, “he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the concert featured choir presentations, orchestra, instrumentation, special numbers and solos, among others. (NAN)


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