Ogun First Lady, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun on Friday joined other women in the state in an interdenominational service to pray for Nigeria’s peace and security.
Speaking at the service which had both Muslims and Christians faithfuls in attendance , the first lady noted that divine intervention and divine wisdom was required to solve the challenges the country is currently facing.
She stated that the reason for the gathering was to demonstrate personal commitment to the peace and unity of the state and Nigeria as a whole.
Mrs Abiodun added that God listens and answers prayers,no matter the situation.
“We are gathered here to pray at a time Nigeria is suffering challenges that required divine intervention and divine wisdom to solve .
“We are gathered here today, not because we can not pray at home but to demonstrate our personal commitment to the peace and progress of Nigeria and our state, Ogun State.
“Whether we are Christians or Muslims , we believe and we pray, God hears and answers our prayers.
“God has blessed us in Ogun state and we have enjoyed peace and progress , we will however not wait until that peace is threatened before we turned to God to pray .
In the scriptures, we are instructed to seek the Lord where HE may be found and call on HIM when HE is near, she said.
Leading the prayer session, Rev. Mrs Akin Akinsanya, Wife of the State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said it was important to seek God’s mercy in the country.
She noted that with prayers all challenged would be solved.
Also praying in the Islamic way, Alhaja Salmot Badru, Former Deputy Governor of the state, prayed for continue peace and progress of the state and the country as a whole.
She said that with prayers, all difficulties becomes ease, saying that it was important to support the leaders for them to succeed
Personalities at the event included, Alhaja Selimot Ottun, Head of service, Bolanle Oluomo, wife of the Speaker, Ogun House of Assembly, Mrs Atinuke Bello, Member of the Ogun House of Assembly, Mrs Funmilayo Efuape, Commissioner for Women Affairs among others