The Lagos State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, has said that political leaders in Nigeria ought to be having sleepless night over the rising spate of insecurity and unemployment in the country.
Bamgbola, who spoke on Monday, urged the federal and state governments to intensify moves to contain insurgent groups perpetrating attacks on innocent Nigerians.
The Lagos CAN Chairman also spoke about the annual Interdenominational Divine Service of the chapter scheduled for Saturday, February 15, which he said would focus on praying for peace in the country and seeking an end to insecurity in the country.
He said, “The Interdenominational Divine Service (IDDS) is one major programme of CAN in Lagos.
“Church leaders gather to have a solemn assembly and prayers for the state and the nation and all Christians must come together in unity to carry out the program.
“This is the time to be united against the forces of evil attacking our nation. The church has been under gruesome attack, as we know what has been going on in recent times.
“The federal government has to rise up to deal with insecurity in the nation.
“With insecurity, the country cannot make any progress, that is why we have to pray more for the Lord to intervene in our nation.
“Our leaders should be having sleepless nights when you look at the number of unemployed youths in our nation.
“The youth are fed up, we pray they don’t explode and bring down this nation themselves. They finish university and are not guaranteed a job, that’s why we have to deal with insecurity so we can attract foreign investment.”
On his part, Bishop Tunde Victor Adegbite, CAN Lagos Treasurer, attributed the relative peace in Lagos State to the prayers and supplication of the CAN chapter.
He said that Christian leaders in the state must attend the 2020 edition of the IDDS to pray for more security in the country.
“Over the years, the Lord has been answering our prayers on the peace of the country. We want to be safe, have peace and security.
“The IDDS is a day for us to thank God on Lagos State and we urge all Christians in Lagos to attend.
“The relative peace in Lagos State has been because of the prayers we have been praying for the state.
“We pray to have better environment for everybody to operate. That is why we don’t have a religious crisis and unnecessary disaster in Lagos State and we pray for more protection for the state.”