COVID-19 Pandemic: Nigerians, All Over The World, To Observe National Prayer On...

COVID-19 Pandemic: Nigerians, All Over The World, To Observe National Prayer On April 6

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on April 4, 2020
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A cross section of worshippers at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, at the church's headquarters in Ogun State

On 12 noon of Monday, April 6, 2020, all Nigerians, at home and abroad, go on their knees in prayer session against the dreaded coronavirus currently ravaging the whole world.

The prayer session which will last 10 minutes is in observance of the declaration of Monday, April 6, 2020, as National Prayer Day by appropriate authorities.

Kenny Martins, the patron of the group, in a statement he personally signed and made available to the media indicated that the Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammadu Sa’adu Abubakar and the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has endorsed the prayer session.

“The Legacy Initiative International comprising well-meaning Nigerians has already thrown its full weight behind the national prayer day and is in full gear mobilizing Nigerians both at home and abroad for the prayer session,” the statement read.

“While declaring support for the prayer, the body has directed its members worldwide to immediately commence mobilization of Nigerians irrespective of their religious leanings for participation in the national prayers.

“We will for 10 minutes at that precise hour, stop everything we are doing anywhere we are and enter the special prayer session.

“We will go on our knees and pray for God’s intervention in the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, seek God’s mercy and healing of our land, the nation, our leaders, our families, and the world.

The statement read in part “In the past three months, the coronavirus otherwise known as COVlD 19. has become a pandemic of monumental proportion and has killed thousands of people all over the world.

“We have been in consultations all week with our religious leaders in the country including His Eminence Alhaji Mohammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto, the president of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, and leader of Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, as well as Rev (Dr) Supo Ayokunle, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.

“We have also consulted with traditional authorities including his royal majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife and his colleagues from other parts of the country on the need to have a National Day of Prayers and each of the Leaders has given His support to the Prayers.

“In the light of the foregoing, we deem it right to help in the mobilization of all Nigerians, home and in Diaspora, irrespective of their religious beliefs and practice, to observe Monday 6‘” April 2020 as a National Day of Prayers by 12 noon.

“We urge our people to pray and give glory to God for His mercy and continuous protection for the World, our nation, leaders, families, neighbors, and means of livelihood in this very difficult and perilous times, and also to continue to maintain the recommended stay at home order and social distancing.

“All members of Legacy and all people of goodwill should as much as possible assist in the mobilization of Nigerians and lovers of Nigeria wherever they are for this very important Day of Prayers for divine healing for all the sick anywhere in the world,” Kenny Martins pleaded.

Prayer For Peace: Police Beat Man To Death In Abuja

As the coronavirus, COVID-19, lockdown continues in Abuja, Lagos and later Ogun, a video of a man allegedly killed by police officers in Abuja on Wednesday, March 1, 2020, has emerged, The Witness reports.

According to unconfirmed reports trending online, the deceased went out to buy food for his pregnant wife during the lockdown when some police officers enforcing compliance accosted him.

It was learned that despite explanations by the deceased, the police started beating him till he collapsed and died.

Efforts to reach the force public relations officer, Frank Mba for comments proved futile as his mobile line was not reachable at press time.

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