The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has said that Nigeria needs prayers to overcome her current security challenges.
Moro, who stated this in his Easter message signed by his spokesperson, George Udoh, therefore, charged Christians to pray fervently for the country.
He specifically called for prayers for the release of about 100 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, who were abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen last Monday.
He also urged all Nigerians, especially the Christian faithful, to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice and forgiveness as they celebrate Easter.
Mr. Moro reminded them of the importance of religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence, saying it is the duty of all Nigerians to ensure peace in every part of the country.
He noted that Jesus’ life and messages were symbolic of the eventful triumph of good over evil and truth over falsehood, requesting that the Easter period be used to reflect on the definitive sacrifice Jesus made through his crucifixion.
The minister asked Nigerians to think of what they could sacrifice for the growth and development of the country, saying both the leaders and the followers have a role to play in taking Nigeria to greater heights.
The minister also called for prayers for President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration as well as for the progress and well-being of the country.