From John Silas, Lagos
Legacy Initiative International, an advocacy group for good governance, in collaboration with religious bodies in Nigeria has declared Monday, April 6, 2020 a national day of prayer.
According to a press statement by the Leader and Grand Patron of the group, Dr. Kenny Martins, the prayer will start by 12 noon.
“Nigerians both at home and those in Diaspora have been urged to go on their knees for 10 minutes at this precise hour by stopping everything we are doing, anywhere we are to pray for God’s grace and intervention in this ravaging Coronavirus Pandemic, seek God’s mercy and healing of our land, nation, our leaders, our families and the world.
“Nigeria, and rest of the world in the last three months have been bedevilled with the Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID 19, the virus which has become pandemic in proportion, has killed thousands of people all over the world,” Martins said.
The group stated that it has been in consultations with all religious leaders in the country including His Eminence Alhaji Mohammadu Sa’ad Abubakar 111, Sultan of Sokoto, President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA)and leader of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI ); Rev. Dr. Supo Ayokunle, the President of the Christian Association Of Nigeria ( CAN ) as well as His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, Ooni of Ife including the Traditional Authorities and their colleagues from other parts of the country on the need to commune what is happening in the world today in the hands of God through a National Day of Prayers.
He maintained that each of the leaders have given his support for the prayers.