Abuja, 15 September, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
Nigeria’s Federal government “will continue to support the Church in the freedom of worship,” the President of the West African nation has told Christian leaders in the country.
Addressing Christian leaders Wednesday, September 14 at the opening of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Standing Committee Meeting, the Minister for Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare who read out the message of President Muhammadu Buhari urged Nigerians to pray for the country’s progress.
“I wish to inform you that this government will continue to support the Church in the freedom of worship,” President Buhari said, and added, “We will continue to work with the Nigerian inter-religious council on issues about religion and I encourage you all to keep praying for Nigeria, our dear country.”
The Nigerian President also asked for prayers for the success of the general polls scheduled for 2023. He said, “As we look forward to the forthcoming elections, we must hope and pray for God’s will to be done.”
“God’s kingdom will never come until his people seek his will and do his will in their daily living, in their family and in our nation,” President Buhari said, and added, “My prayer is that God’s will be of utmost importance in our lives.”