Peter Obi urges nuns to keep praying for Nigeria

Former vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has called on nuns at St. Scholastica Benedictine Abbey, Umuoji, Anambra State, to continue to pray for Nigeria which he described as being in “serious distress over many years of accumulated leadership failures”.

Mr Obi gave the charge during the recent abbatial blessing of the new abbess, Rev. Mother Mary Ruphina Chukwuka OSB by Archbishop Valerian Okeke at the Abbey.


The former Anambra State governor said that while those in politics try to lead by example in conducting the affairs of the state, those secluded in places of prayer should continue praying for divine intervention in the affairs of the country.

Obi, who said he had visited the Abbey severally for prayers, contemplation and sharing of ideas with the members of the community, thanked them for matching prayerful life with engagement in all sorts of work such as farming and poultry aimed at feeding themselves.

He said their gesture was enough to guide those who consider Christianity as justification to be beggarly to have a re-think.


Earlier in his sermon, Archbishop Okeke enjoined the new abbess to keep the flag of the Abbey flying at all times by keeping to the rules and regulations as crafted by the universal Church.

He enjoined the members of the community to live according to their vows and to see prayers as their ever-needed companion.