By Caleb Ayansina – Vanguard
Prominent Ministers of God in Nigeria, yesterday night, stormed the National Stadium in Abuja, the Nigeria Capital, to pray and seek divine intervention to the Nigeria situation, as they all agreed that all is not well with the country.
The programme, tagged; Nigeria Prays, was championed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) with an attendance of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Right Hon. Yakubu Dogara and other government officials.
The Minsters of God who graced the programme are; the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (represented by Pastor in Charge of Region 10, RCCG, Pastor Emmanuel Ibitayo), the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of Deeper Life Church, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, the Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh.
Others are: the Vice President of CAN, Prof. Joseph Otubu, Bishop Wale Oke of the Christ Life Church, the General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Dr. D. K. Olukoya, the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, among others.
The programme featured rendition of beautiful and inspirational songs by various church’s choirs to bring down the Glory of God, with prayers for the President and his cabinet, the National Assembly and the Judiciary, 36 States and the FCT, Governors and the local government chairmen.
Also there were fervent prayers on the state of the economy, Appreciation of naira, Youth and families, Education system and other sectors of the economy, among others, with various Bible verses to back up the prayers.
During the prayer section on leadership, the entire congregation rose and shouted on top of their voices in one accord for God to remove every leader at any level of government that is anti-people.
The Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche, who led the prayer section on Governors, declared that any governor without the fear of God, that is not performing would not complete his tenure.
Represented by the Archbishop of Abuja, Oche Job, the Prelate said; “Any governor without the fear of god will not complete his tenure. Those who do well will come back for second term,” and the congregation chorused a louder “Amen”.
On the issue of economy, the Deputy President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Pastor Paul Adefarasin noted that the country’s economy is in prison and it must be released.
Citing biblical story of Paul and Sila, he insisted the door of the prison where Nigeria Economy is being held must be opened on its own accord, for Nigerians to rejoice in their lands.
“Nigeria economy seems to be in prison. Like in the case of Paul and Sila in the bible, they were being held in the prison, but the doors of prison were opened on its own accord. After tonight, we expect the glory of God in Nigeria,” he said.
Also, the President of PFN, Rev. Felix Omobude prayed that for wisdom, knowledge and understanding from God for those who are steering the wheel of the country’s economy, calling on God to swallow those who are sabotaging “our economy”.
“Those who have made it their stock in trade to run against economic policy of this nation be run out of business,” he prayed. Some members of the congregation, who spoke to Vanguard expressed satisfaction for the programme, describing it as best and the first step that must be taken in “this our situation”.
They said the whole situation in the country had gone worst that only “God could turn the fortune of Nigeria around for good, and that is why we are calling on Him to show us mercy and restore our land. And we believed that He has heard us.”