Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has called for prayers to help Nigeria overcome its current challenges.
Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media, Mr. Ola Awoniyi, in a statement on Wednesday said Lawan made the call when he received a delegation of the Christian Legislators’ Fellowship of the National Assembly.
The delegation visited the Senate leader to intimate him of plans for the National Prayer Breakfast.
The statement quoted Lawan as saying; “Given the situation we are in today, the various challenges that Nigeria and its people face, we even need to pray more.
“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.”
Lawan charged the country’s leaders to be alive to their responsibilities to provide leadership, to continue to seek the intervention of God in the way and manner that they lead the people adding; “We have to do whatever we can to be as truthful, transparent and accountable to our people.”
President of the Fellowship, and Senate Deputy Minority Leader, Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha, in his remarks said the National Prayer Breakfast was an annual event organised by Christians in National Assemblies and Congresses all over the world.