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National Assembly hosts National Prayer Breakfast

19 October 2012, 10:28

Abuja - The National Assembly will on Oct. 25 hold a National Prayer Breakfast to pray for the peace and stability of the country.

Addressing newsmen at a pre-event briefing, Chairman, Publicity Committee, Sen. Ita Enang said that the event was to pray for God to bring to an end to the recent bloodletting and natural disasters in the country.

Enang said that the prayer breakfast, the third in its series, would be hosted by the National Assembly to pray for God’s intervention in all the challenges currently confronting the country.

``When the National Prayer Breakfast was inaugurated in 2010, our nation was not undergoing some of the challenges it is currently facing.

``Today, we pray all Nigerians will join us as we seek God’s face for our country and pray for the strength to build a united Nigeria irrespective of creed, language or tribe.’’

Speaking on the event, Sen. Victor Lar, (PDP-Plateau) said that the prayer breakfast was pertinent now, more than ever before as the prayers were for the salvation and restoration of lasting peace in the country.

President Goodluck Jonathan would be attending the prayer breakfast as a special guest.

The Rwandan President, Mr Paul Kagame is expected to give the keynote address at the event which has as the theme: ``Sacrifice with righteousness: a necessary ingredient for transformation’’.

The event will also be attended by the leadership of the National Assembly, former Presidents and Heads of State, state governors, political and religious leaders and the diplomatic community.



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