By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa â€” Bayelsa State government has declared a week of prayer and fasting for the recovery of President Umaru Musa Yarâ€™Adua, who is currently undergoing treatmentÂ in Saudi Arabia.
Announcing the program-me in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Doifie Ola, Governor Timipre Sylva said the prayer session started Sunday, November 29 with a vigil and candlelight procession and would end on Saturday, December 5.
He said while members of the state executive council, the judiciary, and the legislature as well as heads and members of government parastatals and agencies in the state would begin the prayer programme with a night of prayer at Government House, Yenagoa, chairmen of all the local government areas in the state would hold similar vigils in their respective local government headquarters.
Sylva urged all Nigerians to do similar prayers for the health of the president, saying, â€œwe should spend more time now praying and seeking the face of God for our President instead of offering ourselves as vehicles of evil rumour against the man God has ordained as our leader.
â€œWhat Yarâ€™Adua needs now is prayer, not rumour-mongering,â€ he added.