Lenten Season: Parliamentarian urges prayers for Nigeria, President, Lagos Governor
Honourable Jide Jimoh
By RAZAQ BAMIDELE
Lagos, Feb. 15, 2018 (AltAfrika)-As Christians commence this year’s Lenten period, the lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency in the House of representatives, Hon. Olajide Jimoh has stressed the need for Christians to pray fervently for Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari , Lagos State government and its Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode.
In a statement in Lagos, Jimoh said, “President Muhammadu Buhari had made solid impact for a better Nigeria despite the diabolical attempts by some elements at hindering the president’s progressive moves. “Therefore, the President still needs God’s intervention through our prayers to achieve greater success,” Jimoh asserted.
In his message to the Christians, Hon. Jimoh enjoined every Christian to use the period for sober reflection to seek the face of God for the country’s leadership. “If we all agree that President Buhari, Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode need more of God’s wisdom and guidance to direct the affairs of Nigeria for greater development, an improved economy and peaceful coexistence; it is our obligation to pray for them,” he added.
The statement read further thus: “As Christians in Nigeria, I urge you to join your other counterparts in the world to begin the 40-day Lenten season with prayers for Nigerians. We should put aside our ethnic, religious, gender and political biases to pray for our leaders and the progress of the country. Also, we must all work for a united, peaceful and progressive Nigeria.”
Jimoh urged his constituents in the Lagos Mainland to pray daily for God’s mercy, pointing out that, “40 days of fasting should be a greater opportunity to change our ways and hearts so that God can heal our land.”
He concluded in the statement thus, “We should pray for God’s mercy, change to God who can heal our land. Also we should show love and care to fellow brothers in our neighbourhood. We should abhor discriminations on the grounds of ethnicity, religion, gender or politics that can trigger crisis in our constituency.”