Nigeria: Kaduna Women Journalists Holds Prayer over Insecurity
Nigerian women journalists, under the auspices of National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Kaduna state Chapter, has held a One day Nationwide prayer over insecurity in the country.
The Kaduna State Chairperson of NAWOJ, Comrade Fatimah Aliyu Mahuta told journalists that the prayer was in line with the directive of the National President of the Association, Comrade Ladi Bala, asking NAWOJIANS across the country to pray and seek for God’s intervention over the incessant killings going on in the country.
Mahuta said "as mothers, it is pertinent to pray for the Nation" she said that those causing mayhem were born by women, hence the need to come together and cry to God to preserve the destiny of the country.
“This prayer session today is based on the directive we received from our National President, Comrade Ladi Bala, asking all NAWOJIANS in the country to pray for our Country, due to the Insecurity challenges ravaging the country. As mothers, we are out today to ask God for His mercies concerning our children who are part of these vices for Almighty Allah to touch them and transform their lives so that they can be useful to the society rather than causing havoc” she said.
At the prayer session, NAWOJ Secretary, Kaduna State Chapter, Maureen Sheyin said the state of Nigeria as a Nation called for prayers, adding that the rate at which people were killed on daily basis was alarming.
“We are here to pray, seeking for God’s intervention because there is banditry in the land. Boko Haram and other terrorist groups are wasting innocent lives on daily basis; hence a need for prayers. Human blood is flowing in our land and this is not ideal at all. So we have come to ask God for forgiveness in any way we have sinned against Him so that this inhumane acts can stop.” Maureen said.
The Vice Chairman, Nigeria union of Journalists, Kaduna State Council, Comrade Mohammed Sabiu, who represented Kaduna council, said the prayer was apt, commended the leadership of NAWOJ, and urged them to remain good ambassadors to the society.
Comrade Mohammed Sabiu, V.C NUJ Council, Kaduna, while addressing the women Journalists called on government at all levels, to be proactive in their war against terrorism, noting that the governments had not been able to evolve effective strategies in the fight against terrorism in the country.
Sabiu further tasked the government to do more on intelligence gathering, urging Nigerians to pray and lend helping hands to the government so as to be able to win the fight together.