President Goodluck Jonathan, Senate President, David Mark, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ayo Oritsejafor, Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners’ Chapel are among eminent Nigerians expected in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on September 22 for this year's National Fasting and Prayer Day.
Coordinator of the World Christian Fellowship Foundation, organisers of the programme, Prophet Okoduwa Atorkpa, said the one-day event include, among other things, fasting and offering prayers to God to save Nigeria and the re-dedication of the nation to God.
Atorkpa, who spoke to journalists on Monday in Benin City, Edo State capital, said the theme for this year, “God Save Nigeria,” was aptly chosen by the organisers after a revelation from the Holy Spirit and following the recent insurgency and tragedies that had befallen the country.
According to him, for Nigeria to experience greater unity and prosperity, the people must forsake all the things that displease God and violate His word as God alone and not humans can save the nation from the impending calamities.
The coordinator, however, pointed out that Nigeria would not break up despite the myriads of problem confronting it, just as he foreclosed the prediction of the United States intelligent report to the effect that Nigeria might break up in 2015, saying they were words of men and not God’s words.
Atorkpa cautioned against the nation seeking only economic security without spiritual security, adding that, “the task of pulling down the strongholds and the works of the devil in this country and building a God fearing nation is the work of every Nigerian. Fasting and prayer is the key to all of God’s action on earth.”