Senate President Ahmad Lawan says Nigerian leaders need prayers to perform their duties.
The Senate President said this on Monday while speaking at a mass held for the late Ignatius Longjan, senator representing Plateau south who died in Abuja at aged 75.
Lawan said Nigeria needs prayer because “we need to have a very peaceful, secured and safe country”.
“We need prayers as a country and as a people. We cannot ask for this at a better place. We need to have a very peaceful, secured and safe country,” he said in a statement issued by Ezrel Tabiowo, his media aide.
“Prayers can do a lot of things. Prayers can make leaders perform. So, Nigerian leaders need prayers so that we remain focused on ensuring that we discharge our obligations and mandates to create the kind of country that all of us desire.
“We may see things we don’t want to see today, but the power of prayers can change so many things for the better. We shouldn’t despair.
“It is sad we are going through this, but we can overcome it. May Almighty God help us overcome our tribulations.”