By Olusegun Obisanya
The National President, Ministers of God Prayer Network International, Bishop (Dr) Bola Oyegbami has affirmed that God has plans for Nigeria but Satan and powers of darkness are waging a battle against the fulfilment.
She spoke at a one day prayer summit organized specifically for the country and it’s political leaders in Lagos recently. It attracted Christian leaders and worshippers.
She was of the view that if Nigeria is going to prosper economically and be reckoned with internationally, political leaders must be supported in prayer constantly.
The network has branches in the federation and United States, Britain and Brazil
She said, “We come together and intercede for nation’s globally, particularly Nigeria and Lagos State. God has His plan for Nigeria in this end-time proposal. You must remember that whatever God has interest in, Satan also does.
“Satan is at work to ensure God’s plan for Nigeria does not come to fruition. He wants to destroy Nigeria, and that is why we keep telling people to pray for Nigeria.”
She disclosed that God gave the directive to organise the prayer summit.
“For three months, God told me Nigeria will flourish and prosper again. God directed that we treat the foundation of the country and leadership.”
Oyegbami, who is also the country representative of the Platform for African Women in Smart Climate Agriculture Foundation (PAWISCA), a US-based female initiative foundation having more than 30 African nation members including Nigeria, said the organisation has developed business plans to combat climatic challenges facing each State in the country.
She pleaded with the governments to give them necessary support.
“We have developed plans and strategies on how we are going to combat divergent climatic challenges facing each state where Pawisca has its presence across the country including Abuja. This proposal has been forwarded to the Minister of Communications and National Orientation. This is to let the government be aware of the effort we are making to turn people’s heart away from vices.
“I plead with the government to give necessary support to what we are doing at the grassroots across the country. The essence is to discourage energetic, skillful youth from leaving the country to develop other nations.”
Speaking, Lagos State CAN Chairman, Bishop Stephen Adegbite noted that Nigeria was our Jerusalem, and therefore Nigerians must pray for it to overcome the daunting challenges facing it.
Adegbite, who was represented by Ikeja CAN Branch Chairman, Prophet Enoch Adesola posited, “We must pray for Nigeria to rise again. This is our Jerusalem. We must speak good concerning Nigeria. The people in position of power are appointed by God, so they need our support in prayer. We believe that as Christians and we are going to give them total support that they deserve in prayer so they can lead us in the right path.
“When an issue is settled spiritually, it begins to manifest physically.”
Adegbite called on government to discourage emigration of professionals from leaving the country because of its far-reaching economic impact.
He said, “To discourage youth from leaving the country, governments must take necessary and concrete steps. Governments of developed countries like China, Japan and others in Europe and U.S take measurable and significant steps from the beginning.
“Nigeria needs to develop technical school. The Federal Government needs to put sustainable policies in place to develop our abundant natural resources beyond fossil fuels to attract our skillful youth back to the country.”