Legislators pray for Nigeria

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

Nigerian leaders in all spheres of life have been advised to live exemplary lifestyle that could transmit real hope to the people.

President Muhammadu Buhari gave the advice at the 7th Edition of the National Prayer Breakfast, organised by the Christian legislators’ forum in Abuja, Nigeria.

He urged leaders especially those occupying public offices, to avoid the temptation of using their privileged positions to intimidate the larger population who look up to them for direction.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal represented President Buhari.

The annual National Prayer Breakfast is anchored on the principles of communicating the power of parliamentary fellowship that meet regularly around the teachings of Jesus Christ.

It also helps to create an environment of dialogue that builds lasting relationships irrespective of political opinions, perceptions or convictions.

The Chairman, Publicity Committee of the event, Senator Ita Enang told Voice of Nigeria that the 2016 edition was organised to “commemorate Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary and as a regular Christian parliamentary responsibility of reminding leaders that they need God’s blessings and unction in everything they do.”

The National Prayer Breakfast featured prayer sessions for the government with particular emphasis on the legislature, Bible readings and special songs by notable gospel artistes including Nigeria’s Samsong, who thrilled the congregation with one of his latest songs; HAPPY.’

The theme of this year’s event is“A tree and its fruits: Is yours a Blessing or a curse to Nigeria.”

Mercy Chukwudiebere