A Bauchi based-religious group, Solidarity Movement for COVID-19, has urged Christians in the state to intensify prayers, so that God will grant wisdom to the nation’s political leaders in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.
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 to mark the first anniversary of Gov. Bala Muhammad’s administration.
“Prayer is one of the instruments the country needs to succeed in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,’’ Mogaji said, adding 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 that they will be able to tackle the novel Coronavirus pandemic once and for all.
“The one day fasting and prayer 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 cleric also called on citizens of the state to intensify prayers for the state governor in his efforts to lift the state to a gteater height.
Also speaking, Rev. Kumber Gudor, charged Christians to redouble their efforts in prayer so as to end security challenges in some parts of the country.
He also called on Christians to remain humble in their endeavours and shun wickedness, adding that their prayers would be answered by so doing.
In his address, Mr Joshua Sanga, the Executive Chairman, Budget Monitoring, Price intelligence and Public Procurement Unit (Due Process), commended the group for organising the prayer and fasting.
He said it was timely considering the efforts of the governor in one year in office which cut across both human and physical developments.
Sanga also called on the residents of the state to rally round the state governor to succeed in the discharge of his mandate.
Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/ Peter Dada (NAN)