The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on Nigerians to embark on a 3-day fasting and prayer for the nation and President Buhari, as a way to commemorate the nation’s 56th independence anniversary next week.
CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, said this in a statement made available by his head of media and publicity, Adebayo Oladeji.
The statement read:
“We call on all Christians nation-wide to seek the face of God for divine intervention as our political leaders are seeking for the panacea to the economic recession and the attendant problems.”
The religious body on Monday sent a Save Our Souls (SOS) messages to world leaders and philanthropists over the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country.
The call came after two humanitarian groups currently working in the northern part of the country; the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative and the Stefanos Foundation decried the attacks on the ethnic and religious minorities in the region by the Boko Haram terrorists and the Fulani militants, describing the situation as the “worst in the world”.
CAN president, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, who spoke at the two days capacity building workshop tagged; “Religious Freedom in Northern and Central Nigeria”, noted that in spite of regarding the situation in Nigeria as the worst in the world; it had not received the corresponding responses from the western countries.
He reminded world leaders and philanthropists that the victims “are human beings and need your and our assistance in order to bounce back to life again.”
“The most disheartening thing about it is that it has not received a substantial humanitarian response from the world, especially, the world’s most powerful nations as other disasters of a smaller degree in other parts of the world.
“I am therefore calling on the world’s powerful nations to come to the aid of Nigeria in seeing the end of the insurgency. Come to the aid of many victims of insurgency in many internally displaced people’s camps or homes who are naked, jobless, orphaned, maimed or widowed.”