Updated: March 2, 2021
The presidency in Nigeria on Friday called for nationwide prayers, saying that some people were “getting desperate” as the 2019 elections approach, and may be ready to tear Africa’s most populous country apart for their “ill-motivated” desires.
“As we approach the election year, please continue to pray that all will be well with our country. People are getting desperate to ensure that their desires, often ill-motivated, are actualised. But by the prayers of spiritual fathers like you, it will be well with the country,” said Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity.
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He spoke on Friday when pastors of the Gospel Faith Mission International led by the Deputy General Overseer of the Mission, Pastor Emmanuel Oluwayemi paid him a visit at the presidential palace in Abuja, according to a statement from the presidency.
The statement quoted him as saying that “God is the ultimate solution to all challenges and that no man has the solution to happenings around him”.
Mr Adesina expressed happiness that the Gospel Faith Mission International, which is a highly respected organization known for its open and broad mindedness, had chosen to offer spiritual support to the government. He reiterated President Muhammadu’s assertion that he is not a religious bigot and can never be one.