The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), His Eminence, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, in conjunction with His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto,  Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar Mohammadu IV, have called for a 3-day fasting  and prayer (tagged NINEVEH) from Friday,  July 3 to Sunday,  July 5, 2020, throughout the country, to seek the face of God  for His mercy and the total defeat of the COVID-19 pandemic both in our country and all over the world. 

We recall that since April 30, 2020, the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has been calling on all Christians and Muslims to take part in the national weekly prayer conducted online with zoom meeting every Thursday in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation (OSGF) and other stakeholders. 

The NIREC Leadership appreciates the efforts of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 who have done all that is humanly possible to animate and create awareness on how to keep safe from infection of the coronavirus.

In furtherance of this effort, NIREC calls for three days fasting and prayers (July 3-5,2020) for every Nigerian. The Muslims will begin on Friday, 3 July, 2020 by praying in the Abuja National Mosque while we Christians will end the prayer on Sunday 5 July, 2020 in the National Christian Centre, Abuja at 3:00pm. Selected Christian leaders have been invited to participate in this all important programme. 

These prayers will respect social distancing. NIREC has asked everybody to seek the face of God in fasting and prayers for God to put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and we must all take part in our different homes. 

We commit you and all yours under the shelter of the wings of our Almighty God, who is able to keep you from falling, and present you faultless before His seat of Glory with exceeding joy in Jesus’.

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