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NOA wants prayer for peace, COVID-19 patients

By Sodiq Omolaoye, Abuja
25 December 2020   |   4:05 am
THE Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, called on Christians in Nigeria to use the season to specially pray for peace in the country and healing for all those affected by the COVID-19 scourge. Describing 2020 as a remarkably troubled year, the agency said Christians, and indeed all people of…

THE Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, called on Christians in Nigeria to use the season to specially pray for peace in the country and healing for all those affected by the COVID-19 scourge.

Describing 2020 as a remarkably troubled year, the agency said Christians, and indeed all people of goodwill, have a duty to seek God’s intervention in the many problems confronting the country, especially terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and COVID infection.

“As our soldiers and other security agencies continue to battle these agents of destruction in our land, we seek your prayers that their efforts will be rewarded with success,” Abari added.

The NOA boss also urged Nigerians to continue to adhere to the safety protocols prescribed by government and health authorities to check the spread of COVID-19, saying this year’s celebration does not require wild behaviours.

“It is a time to be watchful while observing all the precautions, especially physical and social distancing, hand washing and wearing of facemasks.

“As we celebrate Christmas, we enjoin our people to be conscious of the fact that the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is here with us and it is only when we adopt the required behaviour that we will defeat the health challenge in our country. We must really pray for our country to overcome its many challenges and for healing to those who are suffering from this scourge at this period,” Abari said.