By Progress Okpalaebulue
Ughelli—THE Federal Government, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and other religious bodies have been urged to declare a day for national prayers to seek God’s intervention in the protracted Niger Delta crisis.
A community leader and one of the oldest men in Orogun community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Augustine Ighoriokwunu, told Vanguard that such prayer sessions should focus on, among others, to thank God for the oil-rich deposits in the country.
The octogenarian argued that no nation moves forward without bringing God formerly into her national life, adding that a national ‘thank God’ prayer for the oil will move God to intervene in resolving the challenges of insurgency in the Niger Delta region.
According to him, “militancy in the region has continued to pose threat to the gains from the oil resources. Despite several measures by successive governments to bring the problem to an end, the measures have always met brick walls.”