12 April 2021 By Remi Johnson
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has converged on Abuja and the 36 States of the Federation to pray fervently for God’s intervention in the affairs of Nigeria and all her challenges.
National President of NAWOJ, Comrade Ladi Bala, who organized the prayer session, enjoined women in the country to continue to intercede until God heals Nigeria of all ills.
Speaking on the theme of the prayer titled: “Oh God heal our land” Comrade Ladi Bala pointed out that no nation could attain any meaningful development in an atmosphere of rancor, injustice and insecurity.
Taking her reading from second chronicles 7 verses 14, Comrade Bala called on all Nigerian women to jettison ethno religious sentiments and go to God in humility and pray for supernatural turnaround over Nigeria’s economic, insecurity and leadership ,even as she noted that the stability of the country would benefit all the citizenry.
Identifying incessant blood shed, increased kidnappings, heightened state of insecurity, poverty ,hunger and fear as some of the challenges facing the nation, Comrade Bala led the women to pray for a repentant heart for the bandits and their sponsors.
On her part, the Chairperson of NAWOJ, FCT Chapter, Comrade Annah Daniel who read from the Book of Leviticus 26 verses 6, maintained that the challenges being experienced in recent times were not insurmountable with God .
“Nigeria is sick. A lot of kidnappings, banditry…but in faith, we believe that God in His mercy will hear our prayer and heal our land.,”
In their various good will messages, the Chairman of NUJ, FCT chapter ,Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche, Former Council Secretary , Rafat Salami , chairpersons of FIDA and YOWICAN unanimously prayed for God’s mercy, peace and justice in Nigeria.
The choice of the colour red that dominated the women’s attires connotes the bleedings across the country and danger the ugly trend portends to future generation if drastic steps are not taken to address the situation.