Femi Adesina has asked religious leaders in the country to continue to pray for the unity, peace and prosperity of Nigeria as the nation approaches 2019 general election.
He stated that Nigeria at this time was in need of spiritual support of respectable clergy.
“As we approach the election year, please continue to pray that all will be well with our country. People are getting desperate to ensure that their desires, often ill-motivated, are actualised.
“But by the prayers of spiritual fathers like you, it will be well with the country,’’ he said.
Adesina expressed delight that the Gospel Faith Mission International, which was a highly respected organisation, known for its open and broad mindedness, had chosen to offer spiritual support to the government.
He reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s assertion that “he is not a religious bigot and can never be one.’’
He added that the role of the church was to advise and pray for leaders of the country as commanded by God in the scriptures.
He acknowledged their role as co-builders in Nigeria to ensure that there was fairness and justice in the nation.