– A prayer-walk organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God was held across the world on Sunday, February 21
– The procession was organised for members to pray for revival, against COVID-19, for Nigeria, and for their personal breakthrough
– Members have also been posting photos and videos of their walk on social media
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Sunday, February 21 held a special prayer walk across the world over the rising insecurity and other challenges confronting Nigeria.
Legit.ng monitored the walk held in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by the Throne Parish of the RCCG.
Addressing journalists during the procession, Pastor Tunde Benjamins-Laniyi, the pastor-in-charge of the parish, said the prayer intercession was a mandate of God.
He noted that the procession is also taking place in the over 40,000 parish churches of the RCCG in 198 nations across the world.
According to him, Nigeria needs divine intervention right to overcome the present challenges.
“It’s a mandate that God almighty gave to us to pray everywhere. RCCG has a presence in over one hundred and ninety nations of the earth. What we are doing here is being done everywhere.
“We walk round and pray on four cardinal points, our national security, personal breakthrough, revival, and against COVID-19.”
While appreciating the clergy, parishioners who participated in the prayer walk in Abuja, Pastor Benjamina-Laniyi charged Nigerians to continue praying for the nation and the leaders, noting that it is only God that has the solution to the problems confronting mankind.
He, however, called on Nigerians to adhere to all government-approved protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, noting that it is important that Christians in Nigeria respect the authorities in the land.
Meanwhile, the federal and state governments in Nigeria have recommitted themselves to addressing the mounting insecurity in the country.
At a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday, February 18 presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, the governments agreed to ensure swift investigation, arrest, and prosecution of crime perpetrators.
According to the resolution of the council sent to Legit.ng by Laolu Akande, spokesman of VP Osinbajo, both the federal and state governments agreed that the protection of all residents of all states including non-indigenous communities and religious and ethnic minorities is sacrosanct.
In a related development, the Nigerian Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency across the country with immediate effect.
The demand was part of the Senate’s resolution on Wednesday, February 17 as a holistic response to the mounting security challenges across the country.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.