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The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Lagos State, on Wednesday, joined other women journalists across the country to seek divine intervention over the insecurity challenges facing the nation.
The women who believed frantically that God listens to women voice the more, organized the prayer alongside fasting.
The online prayer with the theme “Oh! God! Heal Our Land” took place on Tuesday at about 3pm at the online Solemn Assembly.
In attendance were both the current and past leaders of NAWOJ and the Nigeria Union of Journalists.
As contained in a press release jointly signed by the NAWOJ Chairperson, Adeola Ekine and the Assistant Secretary, Abosede Adelaja, the prayer is to speak to God as women liken to the biblical Esther who had saved her kindred.
“Addressing participants at the prayer meeting, NAWOJ Vice President, B-Zone, Ayaba Omobola Nowoola Akingbehin advised them to be fervent in prayers in order to deliver the nation from her present predicament.
She said, “I appreciate you all for hearkening
to this clarion call. I beseech you to take a cue from the Biblical Esther who damned the consequence to deliver her kindred”.
Ayaba Omobola in her countenance, call out that the country has become a fearful field that no one can longer move freely in, and the recourse now is to pray wholeheartedly to God.
“Quoting from Nehemiah 4:15, she said, “God hears the prayers of women because we know how to call upon Him. As mothers, I will like you to be our Esthers because the Lord has commissioned us to stand in the gap. The nation is no longer secure for journalists to effectively discharge their duties. Our husbands and children are scared and can no longer move freely in the country. Our only weapon is prayers which I believe God will hearken to.”
Also, the Christian prayer segment led by the Former Internal Auditor, Lagos NUJ, Jemi Ekunkunbor, declared that Nigerians to look unto the Creator, as that is the last hope.
“While leading the Christian prayer segment, Former Internal Auditor, Lagos NUJ, Jemi Ekunkunbor who quoted from Joel 2:12-27 and 11 Chro 7:14, implored Nigerians to always look unto God regardless of any situation.
“we gather today to hand over Nigeria to God because He is our last resort,” she said.
Earlier, NAWOJ Lagos Chairperson, Adeola Ekine, urged members to be more security conscious in all ramifications.
She said the programme was a clarion call from the National NAWOJ, “God listens to the voice of women the more, so, let us keep praying”.