Only intercessory prayers can solve Nigeria’s democratic problems – Cleric

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Nigeria has described prayer and adherence to religious rites as panacea to the current challenges facing Nigeria.

Pastor of the church in Unguwan Yelwa, Telvision Kaduna State, Pastor Ephraim Jidauna, stated this during a special prayer to mark the end of three days fasting and prayer declared by the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) to seek God’s intervention.

Jidauna said nobody can define the exact nature of problem confronting the country. According to him, people are crying due to the increasing insecurity, corruption, poverty, poor leadership, illnesses, among others.

He said it is not individual effort but collective efforts through fervent prayers that can put an end to the challenges.

He therefore challenged Nigerians irrespective of position and religious affiliation to do the right thing to rescue the country from its woes.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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