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State of the nation: CAN declares fast, prayers to save Nigeria

By The Citizen
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Bogged by continued oppression of evil forces against Nigeria, Lagos State Christian Association Nigeria, CAN, on May 10-12, proclaimed fasting and prayer for God to save the nation from current multi-faceted slide.

Representatives of the Lagos State government including Home Affairs Commissioner, Dr. Abdullateef Abdulazeez, Permane Secretary, Mrs. Grace Ebun Oladimeji and several others joined the leadership of the state CAN to offer prayers to God for deliverance.

The CAN chairman, Apostle Alex Bamgbola told reporters that God mandated him to proclaim the three days of 'fasting and prayer for this state and nation and that He will hear us.'

'When men and women fear God, all will be well with the nation and we all know that all is vanity. What legacy are we going to leave for our children, that is what people will talk of when we are gone,' he argued, stressing that late Chief Obafemi Awolowo introduced free education in the West 'which I benefited from. How can I forget such a man? But the current generation of rulers, I did not know what they are looking for? I am appealing to them to fear God because the day they are dead, nothing will be put in their hands.'

On the election of a new CAN president, Bamgbola said: 'God will put our leader. Some are politicking in the church, and doing the things

that are happening in the world but God will give us our leader and the Church will be stronger again. If the Church is right, this nation will be right.'

The CAN chairman also had a word for the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, saying they should rather go back to the negiatiating table and stop wasting their time.

'If we pay the correct price, we will have fuel. Look at the rate of naira now, we will only complain and later adjust and then later live a better life.

The age of subsidy and the whole thing are gone, the whole idea is to make the government responsible.

'I was rejoicing few days ago because Lagos State had a surplus of N4.85 billion that is the way a government should be run and that is how it should be in our nation so that we can have enough,' he assured.