The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called for a 3-day fasting and prayer session for the nation in commemoration of its 56th independence anniversary coming up on October 1st.
October 1, 2016 will mark 56 years since Nigeria gained its independence from British colonial rule in 1960.
Various developments in the last few years have triggered growing concerns about Nigeria’s unity and national development.
The CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, in a statement from his head of media and publicity, Adebayo Oladeji, said the prayers will be for the nation and its president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr. Ayokunle had during his message at Sallah called for patience and understanding from Nigerians for the current government.
He noted that although the times were hard, God will show his mercies to Nigeria if the nation prays to God.
Reiterating his earlier point, Mr. Ayokunle, a pastor, called on Nigerians to use the opportunity of the anniversary to talk to God about Nigeria’s many challenges.
“We call on all Christians nation-wide to seek the face of God for divine intervention as our political leaders are seeking for the panacea to the economic recession and the attendant problems,” he said quoting 2 Chronicles 7:14.