President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday urged the church to continue praying for peace in the country.
Jonathan made the appeal in Abuja while addressing the second session of the 8th Synod of The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Diocese of Abuja, held at St. James Church, Asokoro.
He stressed that with intensive prayers the nation would soon overcome its present security challenges.
The President who was represented by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, commended the church for its continued goodwill to his administration and the nation.
“God will surely respond positively to the situation in the country”, he stated, stressing that Nigeria would come out stronger from its travails as an indivisible nation.
The President commended the Diocese for successfully hosting the second session of the Synod.
Addressing the Synod earlier, the Bishop of Abuja and Primate of The Church of Nigeria, The Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, traced the challenges facing other nations across the world and how most of the nations overcame them.
He assured that “with God by our side, Nigerians will overcome the challenges currently facing the nation.”
Speaking on the theme: “God Is Our Refuge and Strength”, Okoh said “there is presence of God in Nigeria and the presence of God means peace and prosperity”.
“God can order all hostilities to cease. Nigerian security is assured and Nigeria will not fall.”