Independence: Can Declares Three-day Fast, Prayers For Nigeria


BEVERLY HILLS, September 21, (THEWILL) – Ahead of Nigeria's 56th Independence anniversary on October 1st, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has declared a three-day fasting and prayer session for the nation in commemoration of the event.

October 1, 2016 will mark 56 years since Nigeria gained its independence from British colonial rule in 1960. Several developments in the last few years have triggered growing concerns about Nigeria's unity and national development.

In a statement from his head of media and publicity, Adebayo Oladeji on Tuesday, the CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, disclosed that the prayers will be for the country and its president, Muhammadu Buhari.

Pastor Ayokunle had during his message at Sallah called for patience and understanding from Nigerians for the current government, noting that though the times were hard, God will show his mercies to Nigeria if the nation prays to God.

Reiterating this point in the statement, he called on Nigerians to use the opportunity of the anniversary to talk to God about the nation's many challenges.

“We call on all Christians nation-wide to seek the face of God for divine intervention as our political leaders are seeking for the panacea to the economic recession and the attendant problems,” Ayokunle said quoting from 2 Chronicles 7:14.