President Buhari, others, call on Nigerians to pray for the nation

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President Muhammadu Buhari, ex-Head of State Yakubu Gowon and Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, have advised Nigerians to pray for the nation in order to have peace and prosperity restored.

They spoke during a church service on Sunday at Deeper Life Bible Centre headquarters at Gbagada, Lagos.

In a message, President Buhari also commended Gowon and Kumuyi for their passionate love for national cohesion.

Buhari, whose message was read by his media aide, Femi Adesina, said that the love and commitment of Gowon and Kumuyi to the unity and cohesion of the country were unparalleled.

In his speech, Gowon said Nigeria’s problems would be resolved through unrelenting prayers by the Church, rather than by citizens resorting to violence, retaliation and unforgiveness.

Kumuyi, who spoke on “Divine Assurance When Nigerian Prays’’ said that God will answer if His people, faced with national perplexity, could pray.

The event, which had in attendance church leaders, high ranking government officials and others, was tagged Special National Prayer Service.

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