Nigerian Leaders And Clerics Visit Rome to Pray For Nigeria

A delegation of 121 Nigerian Leaders and clerics are currently in Rome, Italy, to offer intercessory prayers for the country.

The executive secretary of Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Yakubu Pam stated this on Tuesday in Abuja where he mentioned that the trip was special and exceptional.

Pope Francis greets people as he leaves after the weekly general audience, at the Vatican, October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Also, Pam added that the trip was bilateral, and not the regular visitation by pilgrims to holy sites.

The participants includes the secretary to the government of the federation, some governors and deputy governors, traditional rulers and heads of spiritual organisations.

Further, the executive secretary disclosed that the major reason for going is to seek God’s face and help concerning Nigeria and for her leaders.

“We are going as the image of Nigeria, we are going to meet with other top functionaries of countries and the host country,” Pam said.

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“We will pray and discuss national issues and other issues that bother us and the way forward.

”He said the pilgrims’ top concerns were Nigeria’s unity, peaceful conduct of the 2023 elections, and an end to the security challenges.

“We will pray for unity of the country, we will pray for the vulnerable and less privilege.

“We will pray for the economic situation of Nigeria to be improved and we will be praying for the leaders of the country for God to touch them and give them the enablement to rule better.”

Archbishop of Abuja archdiocese, His Eminence, Ignatius Kaigama, said he was optimistic that the pilgrims would return totally transformed to have a beneficial impact on their the country.

“We are going to pray for transformation of ourselves; we will pray for spirit of holiness and for our country to experience transformation,” the cleric said.

“We will be appealing to the tribunal of God, as He has the final say on all issues we encounter as a country. We will experience more peace, understanding, unity and progress.

According to Pam, of the 121 pilgrims, 40 were sponsored by the government while others were on self sponsorship.

Source: The Cable

Clare Ijeoma

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