The National Assembly will later this month hold a prayer session to seek divine intervention to bring to an end the reign of terror and avert future plane crashes in the country.
This was disclosed by the Chairman, Publicity Committee of the National Prayer Breakfast of the National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang, at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.
Enang (PDP, Akwa Ibom North) noted that sequel to the myriad of problems confronting the country as an entity, the National Assembly is set to seek the face of God for spiritual solutions to the problems.
Enang, who is also Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Business, said the prayer session, which will take place on Thursday, October 24, would focus especially on the lingering insecurity posed by members of the Boko Haram sect in the northeastern part of the country over the last three years and other problems facing the country.
The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event organised by the National Assembly to bring together Nigerians of all faiths, tribe and creed to seek the face of Almighty God for divine solutions to the myriad of problems confronting the nation.
He noted that the National Prayer Breakfast, with the theme: “God in the lives of national leaders for development,” would feature Pastor John Enelamoh, who would give the key note address to “help in pulling down all walls and vices blocking the growth of the nation in the right direction.”
He said: “The 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, seeks to build bridges of unity, national harmony and progress.
“Through the instrument of our faith, we prayerfully pull down all walls and vices that divide us as a nation and provoke the spirit of patriotism and love among Nigerians necessary to propel Nigeria to her rightful place in the comity of nations.”
Senator Enang added that the prayer conference, which would be attended by President Goodluck Jonathan, the leadership, management and members of the National Assembly with their counterparts in the judiciary as well as members of the diplomatic corps, would be a spiritual avenue for God to guide the leaders of the nation right.
He said: “We hope that as every well-meaning Nigerian join us at the prayer conference, the prayer to God of all creation, to direct our noble cause, guide our leaders aright, help our youths to know the truth and build a nation where peace and justice reign, shall definitely be answered.”