Leadership (Abuja)

13 February 2013

Nigeria: Plateau Govt. House Chapel Begins Three-Day Special Prayers

Plateau Government House Chapel on Wednesday started a three-day "solemn assembly prayers" for the healing of the state and the return of peace.

The programme, being held at the chapel, would have 24 ministers offering prayers for the 17 local governments areas.

The chapel's Chaplain, Pastor Chidi Harry, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that Plateau was "in dire need of God's forgiveness".

"Plateau has been under series of attacks since 2008 but we, as a people, failed to look up to God by taking it upon ourselves to fight back.

"We can't fight God's battle; He is not happy with us and has abandoned us, hence the security challenges we still face."

Harry said that clergy men from each of the local governments would represent their areas during the sessions for God's compassion, grace and mercy.

"It is the belief of the organisers that this solemn assembly will appease God to heal and revive Plateau.

"Blood had been shed on the land and we need total cleansing for us to once again live as one loving and peaceful people."

Among clergymen expected at the sessions are Pastor Emmanuel Kure, Prophet Isa El-Buba and Pastor Chris Bature.

The trio would particularly be expected to make prophetic declarations on last day of the programme.

Also expected at the prayers are Gov. Jonah Jang, his deputy and top government officials, including the Minister for Water Resources, Mrs. Serah Ochekpe. (NAN)

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