4 December 2012

Nigeria: Abuja Children Unite, Pray Against Insecurity

As the nation continues to grapple with challenges of insecurity in parts of the country, children, under the aegis of Children's Government of Nigeria, have united in prayer for God to rid the nation of the security woes bedeviling it.

The children, aged eight to 13, numbering about 32, came from Kaduna, Plateau and parts of Abuja and visited three churches in Abuja on Sunday, where they led prayer sessions against insecurity in Nigeria.

The children who visited the Living Faith Church, aka Winners Chapel in Goshen City, Foursquare Gospel Church and Christ Embassy Church, Utako said they were calling on the Creator of Heaven and earth to have mercy on Nigeria and secure their future.

The coordinator of Children's Government of Nigeria, Patrick Ikeme, said the children were the "only person today who can stand blameless before the Almighty and cry for help on behalf of Nigeria today because the child has not been compromised."

Iheme who is also the special assistant, project development and financing in the office of the special adviser to the President, explained that the children are part of the interfaith children group which goes round religious places to intercede for the nation in churches and mosques by children of the respective religions of Islam and Christianity.

The children also said the failure of successive governments to address the situation compelled them to step out from the background to join the campaign for a better Nigeria by seeking spiritual intervention from God who would listen to their innocent cry, even as they observed that the unenviable position of Nigeria in the global arena as a nation with high corruption profile and dearth of social amenities was unacceptable.

"This is the time to pray and the prayer must be led by the innocent of the innocents-the children, the nation would be shut down for one week for prayers and the nation must succeed for the future to be secured.

Regional overseer and Pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Abuja district headquarters Rev. Isaac Komolafe, who played host to the children said the role of children to call on God for his mercy on the land was significant as God places a lot of interest in children.

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