By Dorcas Jonah
The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) on Friday call on Nigerians to continue praying for peace, unity and stability of the country.
Mrs Laraba Shoda, the National President, NCWS, made the call in her New Year message to Nigerians on Friday in Abuja.
Shoda said the call was imperative to foster unity and address security challenges in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As our nation enter 2021, I want us all to pray for peace and stability in our country.
“We should remain fervent in prayers for the peace of the nation and learn to speak positive things about the nation for good things to begin to happen.
“Let’s pray for a better year in 2021. Let’s hand over Nigeria to God to reposition in accordance with His Will and Glory,’’ she said.
Shoda also said that Nigerians, especially women, should pray in their homes for divine intervention on the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the world at large.
The president noted that women and children were believed to have a special place in the heart of God, therefore, we should continue to pray for God’s mercy over the pandemic.
“There is no doubt that these are trying times in our nation and I am optimistic that it will pass by God’s grace.
“The insecurity situation and the global pandemic have posed serious challenges to the nation and the world at large, especially as it affects health, religion, wellbeing of Nigerians and the socio-economic development of the country.
“I also call on Nigerians to take responsibility at this critical time, adhering to the precautionary measures, protocols , and guidelines released by various strata of government to prevent community spread of the virus as we celebrate the New Year,” she said
Shoda called on Nigerians to have faith in God, support one another and cooperate with government to contain the spread of the disease in the country. (NAN)