THE Wife of the Governor of Kwara, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, on Friday, joined faith groups to offer special prayer for the peace and economic transformation of the state.
The prayer which was held at the state Government House in Ilorin was also attended by different denominations of Islamic and Christian religions leaders.
Ahmed, who is the Founder, Life Empowers Anchors Hope (LEAH) Foundation, an NGO, appealed to Nigerians to turn to God during times of adversity and need.
The governor’s wife also called on them to embark on special prayer session on during the ‘Ember months’ for divine protection against series of mishaps and evil tendencies in the country.
Leading the Muslim women in the special prayer, Alhaja Zainab Muhammadu, called on the people in the state to pray to Allah for quick solution to the current economic hardships in Nigeria.
She expressed optimism that the country would overcome the present economic challenges, if its citizens embark on persistence prayers and righteousness.
She also advised Nigerians, particularly, Kwarans, to desist from corruption.
“Corruption is the bane of under development and unless we turn away from it, humanity will continue to suffer the consequences,” she said.
Muhammadu said that no man passes through life without trial, stressing that God has promised that “surely with every difficulty comes ease.”
Also in her sermon, Pastor Sarah Awojobi, of the Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN), said that prayer remained the key to the success of any nation.
She advised Nigerians to develop the habit of praying for their homes, society, state and the nation at large and to always assist the less privileged in the society.
The Cleric enjoined Christians to emulate the deeds of Jesus Christ, reminding them that, that was blessing in giving charity.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the reading of the Holy Bible and Glorious Quran formed part of the highlight at the occasion.