Peter Obi calls for prayers for Nigeria’s leaders

Peter Obi

Former vice-presidential candidate Peter Obi has called on Nigerians to keep praying for the nation, especially the leaders whom, he said, needed the fear of God in their lives.

Mr Obi made the call on Sunday at the flag-off of the 2021 laity week at St John the Cross Catholic Church, Nnewi, Anambra State. He said that Nigeria, blessed with the abundance of human and natural resources, is only suffering from leadership problems. He therefore called on Nigerians to keep praying for the country and for her leaders to work for the good of the people.

Chairman of the event Sullivan Nwankpo commended Obi’s spirit of service and appreciated him for coming to grace the occasion. He expressed hopes of better governance ahead in Nigeria, more so, in Anambra.

The parish priest Rev Fr Peter Uzochukwu promised that Christians will not be tired of praying for the nation. He appreciated Obi for making out time to attend the event, on a very short notice, while praying God to bless him more and help him achieve his desires of a better Nigeria.

In a related development, Obi has called on the church not to relent in her contributions to nation-building.

He gave the advice on Saturday while speaking at the 40th anniversary celebration of the founding of St. Dominic Saviour Seminary, Akpu, Anambra at the seminary premises.

Obi, who recalled the fruits of his partnership with the church and other positively-minded organisations, said the church was useful to his achievement because they were able to key into his vision, which, according to him, included the restoration of education, health and other critical sectors.

The rector Rev. Fr. Anthony Akabogu said the event ought to have taken place in 2020, but for COVID-19 pandemic.