7th National Prayer Breakfast


By Akosu Emmanuel Lubem

President of the Christian Legislators Fellowship and representative of the Benue North –East Senatorial District, Senator Barnabas Gemade has called on the nation’s leadership to steadfastly hold unto God with a deep reflection on the current social and economic challenges facing the country.

He was speaking at the 7th Annual National PrayerBreafast in Abuja.

The event which drew leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representative, members of the Executive , the clergy, international envoys and business leaders all in a singular voice,resolvedthat intercession for Nigeria through prayers and sacrifices were needed given the present economic and social woes confronting the nation.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. LawalBabachir who stood in for President MuhammaduBuhari urged the leadership to see the nation in a more positive light than seek to unnecessary portray it in the negative as such statements only inspire fears in the followership. He said,though Nigeria was in a predicament it however needed the support of all and sundry in surmounting same.

Delving on the theme of the event titled “Tree and its Fruit: Is Yours a Blessing or a curse to Nigeria?”, Guest Speaker at the occasion, Rev Abu Bako stressedon the need to work for a greater Nigeria built on transparency and zero tolerance for corruption, while leading the prayers for Nigeria’s liberation into a prosperous, peaceful and indivisible nation.

Both the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and the Speaker House of Representative Rt Hon YakubuDogara took turns to reflect on the word of God, urging the citizens to remain steadfast.

Conceived in 2008, the Christian Legislators Fellowship is a body of Senate members and that of the House of Representative, Houses of Assembly, staff and volunteers of the Nigerian Parliament whose motivation is hinged on inspiring the fear of God and a semblance of Christ light in leadership and governance.