REDEEMED Christian Church of God (RCCG) general overseer Pastor Enoch Adeboye has directed all members of his church to commence a 30-day fasting and prayer period for Nigeria as a result of the ongoing social convulsions wracking the country.
Last Tuesday, Nigerian Army troops opened fire on unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, killing several of them. This cold blooded murder sparked a national outrage across the country and people have since taken to the streets, setting fire to public buildings and looting warehouses, shops and the homes of the wealthy.
Internationally, the Nigerian government has come under fierce criticism for the way it has handled the matter. Yesterday, Pope Francis 1 added his voice to the matter, asking for prayers to end the violence and today the Archbishop of Canterbury has joined in the condemnation of the killings.
Now Pastor Adeboye has launched a programme titled Fasting and Prayer for Nigeria due to start on November 1. He added that the marathon fasting will hold between November 1 and 14 and a prayer guide shall be forwarded soon.
Pastor Adeboye said: “Where possible, brethren should be encouraged to come together for prayers while ensuring that all Covid-19 government regulations and safety precautions are put in place.” He urged the faithful to inform and encourage other members to participate in this exercise.