Sunday, 16 October 2016

Yakubu Gowon says Nigeria is walking in the wilderness

A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), on Saturday reflected on
the state of the nation and came with a
verdict that Nigeria is “walking in the

He however expressed optimism that all
the challenges currently facing the country
would be temporary because God’s
promise was that joy cometh very soon.

Gowon, who spoke in Abuja, during the
thanksgiving service to commemorate 20th
anniversary of “Nigeria Prays”, a prayer
movement for the country, advised
Nigerians to continue to pray...

According to him, the first rally by the
Nigeria Prays held, was at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on October 1 1996, when the ship of the Nigerian State was experiencing great turbulence for which the nation needed effervescent prayers of righteous souls to move God’s right hand to calm the storm.

He said, “When you ask what prayers has
God been answering, you think of all the
problems and crisis that we have had in
the country and the way the good Lord has
been able to ensure that they all are
peacefully resolved until we create another
problem for ourselves.

“Since God inhabits the praises of His
people, God knew Nigeria would
continually need Him to see the nation
through difficult times in much the same
way as He was with the children of Israel,
particularly during their walk through the
wilderness. Nigeria is currently walking in
the wilderness but joy cometh very soon.

This is the promise of God for our beloved
country after rallies and prayers in
different geo-political zones of the country.
“We cannot stop praying for Nigeria
especially in the light of mounting
challenges that have continually caused
citizens to question their identity and the
survival of the nation’s democratic