Nigerian pilgrims yesterday in a one-day prayer, jointly prayed for the restoration and perfection of President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s health and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at Mount Zion, Jerusalem.
They converged in a Prayer Convocation for Nigeria on Mount Zion, Jerusalem, with the theme, ‘Building A Covenant Nation’ which had pilgrims from Rivers, Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Enugu states and FCT in attendance for the 2016 Pilgrimage completion.
Speaking to the pilgrims, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission ( NCPC), Rev Tor Uja , said having an honest man like President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the country is an opportunity Nigerians should not miss.
He said a nation like Nigeria with all the symbols of greatness can only be built to last by those who have been established on the enduring virtues of Christ.
Uja admonished Christians to live up to their calling in Christ and lead by example in being strategic in their reasoning and planning.
He said Nigeria is the country in the world which still sponsors pilgrimage and so pilgrims should give back by being change agents in the country.
‘I feel sad that people come on pilgrimage and when they leave here, their character is even worse.
‘I want you to make up your mind that you won’t deny Jesus Christ.’
Also in his remarks, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir Lawal said for Christians to pursue their own agenda, they are busy slamming the Muslims for pursuing theirs.
He warned Christians to desist from what he described as Pull Him Down Syndrome, saying that they are the ones peddling false rumours about the President’s health in the social media.
He said Christians are more in decision making in the country so it is appalling to see them complaining about the government of the day.
Earlier, speaking on the theme, ‘Building A Covenant Nation,’ the Aso Rock Chaplain, Pastor Seyi Malomo said Christians must use their position to build Nigeria up, not destroy it.
’We are praying that beginning from here, there will be a new Nigeria because when a nation is built, everyone will benefit.’