NASS siege: CAN declares 3-day fasting, prayers

The leadership of Christian Association of  Nigeria, CAN, has declared a three-day national fasting and prayers to be observed in all Churches in Nigeria.

The fasting and prayers to be held between August 27 and August 29 is for divine protection and spiritual healing of the nation and its democracy.

CAN president Samson Ayokunle made the announcement in a statement by his spokesman, Adebayo Oladeji, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mr Ayokunle said the programme became necessary, following the unfolding political drama in the country which had become an embarrassment and constituted a threat to the nascent democracy.

The president directed all bloc chairmen, zonal chairmen, states and local chairmen, and all church leaders to mobilise their members nationwide for the programme.

He said the programme would enable Christians to seek the face of God concerning the social and political state of the nation and for a peaceful conduct of 2019 general elections.

The CAN president urged Christians to remember Leah Sharibu and other remaining Chibok girls in the captivity of Boko haram in their prayers.

Mr Ayokunle said Christians should pray for the victory of the Church over the forces of darkness.

CAN had earlier declared July 9 and July 11, 2018 for national unity.