Ambode urges Nigerians to pray for economic recovery
Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has assured Nigerians that as long as they can pray and refrain from acts that are potentially divisive, capable of igniting avoidable crisis, the nation would rise again and become a pride to the entire black race and humanity.
He spoke yesterday, as the Guest of Honour during the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Lagos State Inter-denominational Divine Service (IDDS 2017), with the theme: “Grace In Recession” which took place at Shepherdhill, Lagos.
At the event, which brought the five blocs of the association in Lagos together, Akinwunmi said that at this critical period in the history of Nigeria, the Church and indeed, everyone who believes in the efficacy of prayer have a responsibility and patriotic duty to pray for the well- being and progress of Lagos State and the entire nation.
He said: “Every situation, whether good or bad requires prayers. For us in Lagos State, we have been truly blessed. Indeed, we have enjoyed His grace, which has enabled us as a state, to experience unprecedented breakthroughs in spite of economic recession.
“For instance, a lot of investments and new businesses have come into our state in the last twenty-one months and the state has enjoyed relative peaceful atmosphere which were made possible through prayers and there are many more business opportunities in the process,” he said.
He assured that his government would continue to promote fairness, justice and everything that would make life more comfortable for the people, as well as, creating opportunities for everyone to actualize his or her potentials, without discrimination on the basis of ethnic affiliation, religious beliefs or socio-economic circumstances.
In his remarks, the Chairman, CAN, Lagos State, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, called on leaders in the nation including Christian leaders to lead by example in the fear of God.
“When leaders, including Christian leaders lead as God leads, it shall be well with the nation. As long as leaders do not lead as God leads, it cannot be well.
“My submission therefore is that leaders should lead in righteousness, holiness, in truth and in the Spirit of God, so that all will be well with the Church and the nation,” he said.