Saraki to churches, leaders: NASS needs your prayers, advice

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has appealed to churches and Christian leaders in the country to seek God’s intervention for peace to reign supreme at all times. He said the doors of the National Assembly, particularly the Senate, were open to them for their advice and consultations.

Saraki made the appeal in a message to the second session of the 15th Synod of Anglican Diocese of Kwara state held at St. Barnabas’ Cathedral, Ilorin on Friday. Represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff , Gbenga Makanjuola, he said such prayers were needed for the nation to overcome its socio-economic, political and security challenges. “As a spiritual body, I will further urge you not to relent in your prayers and intercession for our nation as we all do not have any other place to call our own.

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The National Assembly, the Senate in particular, we seek your support and the need to work together as our doors are opened for your advice and consultation. It is high time we embraced our unity in diversity, respect for one another, eschew those tenets that will divide us,” he said. According to him, there is a light at the end of the tunnel if all Nigerians can work together.

Also speaking, the Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, who said current challenges facing the country were huge, added that “but with divine prayers, our collective will and determination, we shall definitely overcome them and make our country great.” Ahmed charged religious leaders to continue to uphold virtues of love, unity, peaceful coexistence and good neighbourliness, saying that they should encourage their followers to do same.

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