By Taiwo Okanlawon
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Cross River chapter has held a two-hour National Solemn Assembly to seek God’s divine intervention to end security challenges in Nigeria.
Speaking in Calabar, Cross River State capital during the National Solemn Assembly, the Vice President Zone F, Mrs. Uduak Obeten, lamented the high level of insecurity in the country.
Obeten, who condemned the incessant killings, banditry, and kidnapping of school children, called for action from women across the country to go on their knees and pray for God’s mercy on the nation.
“Due to the unrest going on everywhere in the country, the National President of NAWOJ came up with the call to all the 36 states including the federal capital for women to rise up to cry to God in prayer for peace in our society, for our children that have been kidnapped severally, banditry and so much insecurity,” she said.
“Why do we wait for the worst to happen? It shouldn’t be, the time is now. So NAWOJ is saying we don’t want to wait for the worst to happen, women in Cross River State, women in Nigeria, in the South-South, the time is now for us to cry and seek the face of God to intervene. We are saying enough to banditry, we are saying enough to kidnapping and shading of blood.”
The officiating Pastors, Right Rev. Mrs. Okonawan and Pastor (Mrs.) Olaitan Uwem, both called on religious and political leaders to join the women in praying for the country.
Rev. Owan said, “It is really a good thing to seek the face of God and I thank God our women are kick-starting it because our nation is passing through a situation where we cannot as human beings help ourselves, it is only divine intervention and we are believing strongly in God, he will not abandon us, just as he has been saving Israel, he will also save the nation from insecurity, blood shade of innocent people, kidnapping and all the likes, I believe he will save Nigeria.”