The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says Nigeria needs prayers to overcome its challenges.
Lawan was quoted to have this in a statement signed by the Special Adviser (Media) to President of the Senate, Ola Awoniyi, on Wednesday.
“Given the situation we are in today, the various challenges that Nigeria and its people face, we even need to pray more,” he said while receiving a delegation of the Christian Legislators’ Fellowship of the National Assembly.
The delegation was led by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, was also in attendance at the meeting.
The objective of the meeting was to invite the Senate President to the 10th National Prayer Breakfast scheduled to hold on October 31, 2019 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
Speaking further, Lawan noted that the Prayer Breakfast was timely and therefore, urged everyone to seek the face of God for answered prayers ahead of the programme.
“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 said.
The Senate President, who also mentioned challenges in the economy, said as leaders, “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.
“We have to do whatever we can to be as truthful, transparent and accountable to our people,” he added.
“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”.