Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has identified prayer as the key to solving the sundry challenges confronting Nigeria.
She made the submission at the prayer for the Nation 2016, organised by Fatimah Charity Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Mrs Ambode said that although the country was facing a number of challenges like many countries of the world, fervent prayers to God would speedily resolve them.
“Prayer is the key for solution to all challenges in the lives of individuals or of nations; that is why this prayer session, meant to commit our country into the hands of God for 2016, is a step in the right direction,” she added.
Anti corruption war
Speaking further, she said that the anti-corruption war in Nigeria, would restore the dignity of the country, fix infrastructure, create employment in abundance and improve living standard.
While commending the Fatimah Charity Foundation for its commitment to championing national rebirth, she urged country men and women, to see beyond the current socio-economic challenges and embrace the hope that the future would be glorious.
Giant of Africa
In her welcome address, the President, Fatima Charity Foundation, Hajia Bintu-Fatima Tinubu, expressed optimism that with constant prayer, Nigeria would be prosperous again and live up to her status as the giant of Africa.
She urged the citizenry not to despair despite challenges, stressing that there was light at the end of the tunnel.
Speaking on the topic, “The Benefits of Anti-corruption Leadership in Nigeria”, the State Commissioner for Home Affairs and guest speaker, Dr Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef, enjoined the three arms of government to participate fully in the crusade against corruption and be sensitive to the plight of the citizenry.
He listed good leadership by example, good parenthood and proper child up-bringing, and recognizing religious leaders as development leaders, as necessary steps towards ending corruption.