A Bauchi based Christain group, ‘Solidarity Movement for COVID-19’ has urged all the Christains in the state to intensify prayers for God to grant wisdom to all the political leaders to tackle the novel Coronavirus in the country.
The Chairman of the group, Pastor Zakka Magaji, made the call on behalf of the group in Bauchi on Friday at the end of a ‘One day prayer and fasting exercise’ to mark the first anniversary of Governor Bala Mohammad’s administration.
Mogaji, who stressed that prayer is one of the instruments the country needed to succeed in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, said that the exercise was to beseech God’s protection over the affairs of the state, especially in the areas of peace and unity.
“On behalf of this group, I call on every Christian in the state to continue to pray to God to grant wisdom to our political leaders in the country so as to be able to tackle the novel Coronavirus once and for all.
“This is because prayer is one of the instruments needed to succeed in fighting the outbreak of COVID-19 in our country and the world at large.
“The one day fasting and prayer exercise we embarked upon was to seek God’s protection over the affairs of the state, especially in the areas of peace and unity under the leadership of Gov. Bala Muhammed,” he said.
The Chairman also called on every citizen of the state to intensify prayer for the state governor in his efforts to reposition the state to a better height.
Also speaking, Rev Kumber Gudor, charged Christians to redouble their efforts in prayers so as to end security challenges in some parts of the country.
He called on Christians to remain humble in their endeavors and shun wickedness, adding that their prayers would be answered by so doing.
In his address, Mr Joshua Sanga, Executive Chairman, Budget Monitoring, Price intelligence and Public Procurement Unit (Due Process), commended the group for organising the prayer and fasting exercise.
He said it was timely considering the efforts of the Governor in one year in office which cut across both human and physical developments.
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Sanga further called on the entire citizens of the State to rally round the state governor so as to succeed in the discharge of his mandate.