Nigerians have been urged to rise in unison against the scourge of corruption that has eaten deep into the fabrics of the society by rallying round President Muhammadu Buhari’s current effort to curb the menace.
Evangelist Omoreje Egbule of the Kingdom Life Global Mission and leader of the Nehemiah Project- an umbrella organization- that champions the annual 40-day prayer and fasting prelude to the independence celebration.
Speaking at a ceremony to usher in the prayer and fasting event scheduled to begin on Sunday, Egbule said current efforts to eradicate corruption and restore Nigeria to the path of progress, peace and unity would be realised if Nigerians adopts holistic approach to godliness and restrain themselves from acts capable of undermining the overall interest of the nation.
He said the 40-day prayer and fasting exercise- the fourth since it started in 2012- is meant to arouse the consciousness of and mobilise Nigerians to seek divine favour ahead of the October 1 independence celebration adding that Nigeria’s stride to global leadership has been held down by corrupt acts, which he said would be eliminated by divine providence.
He said this year’s theme is anchored on the theme that says “the post 2015 Nigerian nation: Laying the foundation for a peaceful, united and prosperous nation through prayer and prophetic proclamations” has been designed to stimulate spiritual wakefulness in Nigerians stressing that beginning from tomorrow each has a prayer point that should be focused on.
Egbule, who appeared to the National Orientation Agency, NOA, and other institutions to step efforts to mobilise people against social vices by gingering them to imbibe moral rectitude, said government’s determination to wipe out corruption and insurgency may not yield the desired result unless Nigerians approach the problem from the spiritual angle.

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