The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that Nigeria needed prayers to overcome its challenges.
Ola Awoniyi, the Special Adviser (Media) to President of the Senate, disclosed in a statement that Lawan said this while receiving in audience, a delegation of the Christian Legislators’ Fellowship of the National Assembly.
“Given the situation we are in today, the various challenges that Nigeria and its people face, we even need to pray more”, he was quoted as saying in the statement.
The delegation was led by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. The Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu was also in attendance at the meeting.
The mission was to invite the Senate President to the 10th National Prayer Breakfast scheduled to hold on 31st October, 2019 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
The Senate President said the Prayer Breakfast was timely and urged all to first 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.”