Gowon says only prayers can save Nigeria, Buhari


Kazeem Ugbodaga
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right) with the former military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, rtd. (left) during a courtesy visit to the Governor by the former military Head of State and Coordinators of Nigeria Prays at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Friday, August 14, 2015
Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon has called on Nigerians to pray fervently for the leadership of the nation as it is only prayer that can save and rescue the nation from its problems.
Gowon, who visited Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday evening at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria said his group, ‘Nigeria Prays’ was in Lagos as it wants to hold prayers for the nation in the Southwest zone.
“We are coming to Lagos to pray for our leaders, especially President Muhammadu Buhari to do the right thing for the state and the country. We are having the prayer on Sunday.
“We have encouraged Nigerians to pray for the country. It is only God who can help a nation solve any challenge that it may be facing,” adding that, “God has answered Nigeria’s prayers over the years.”
Gowon said his group had always prayed for the good of the nation, saying that God had wrought miracles in the nation due to prayer. He said it was because of prayer that the 2015 presidential election went on peacefully.
According to him, it is only prayers offered in sincerity of heart to God that he would answer, calling on Nigerians to be sincere with God.
Speaking, Ambode thanked Gowon for the visit, saying he remembered it was the former head of state who created Unity Schools where he went. “I also recall that at the end of the civil war in 1970, your good self declared that there was no victor, no vanquish and the main reason …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper