Nigerian Cannot Survive Without Christians, Muslims, Says Gowon


By Tom Garba, Yola – Former military Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd.) says Nigeria cannot survive without the corporate support and help of both the two major religions worshipers in the country.

He said this during a visit to the Governor of Admamwa state, Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow at the Government House, Yola.

He said he was in the state a two day session, stressing that the prayer visit is purely for the purpose of praying for Nigeria and the leadership of the country for God’s intervention.

According to him, there are more similarities between Christians and Muslims than differences, noting that both offer the same kind of prayers to God, preaching the message of peace, unity and togetherness.

The scheduled visit is intended to tour the states of North Eastern part of Nigeria for prayer rally under a Program tagged “Nigeria Prays”.

He further explained that the prayer program is anchored on the Scripture that says, ” if my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and seek my face,  then I will hear from heaven and I will heal their land”.

“We are here to pray for the Country and we started it since earlier 1999, I believe that if we can get all Nigerians to pray to God, He will heal our land as Nigerian cannot do without the help of Christian and Muslim, so we must be together,” he said.

Gowon equally hailed the developmental strides of Governor Bindow, saying it performance records are quite impressive, as according to him he “saw development from airport to government house Yola”.

He said the development is unprecedented as the state is much developed unlike the previous years he had visited.

In his response Governor Bindow stated that he remain privileged and honor to have him in the state as he is a father to him. He urged the visiting prayer team to earnestly pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and Adamawa State.


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