By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Kwara State chapter on Tuesday observed a prayer session for God to intervene and put a stop to the insecurity situation in the country.
The National President of the Association, Comrade Ladi Bala had directed all state chapters to participate in the Solemn Assembly prayers session slated for Tuesday for restoration of peace in the country.
Speaking shortly after the prayer session, the National Treasurer of the Association, Fatima Rasheed said women journalists and mothers generally to pray and seek the face of God to end the security challenges facing the country.
“It seems the security challenges have defied all means in which the government has tried to tackle it. So we are trying to seek the face of God as mothers, as sisters, daughters for God to put an end to this insecurity so that is what the Solem Assembly is all about,” she explained.
In her words, the NAWOJ Chairperson in Kwara state, Mrs. Ayobola Olupinla said the state joined other state chapters as directed by National leadership to pray for peace in Nigeria as mothers and Women.
“We joined other states to pray as National leadership of NAWOJ as directed to pray for peace in Nigeria as mothers,as women,as peace-loving people.
“We should use that opportunity to pray for peace to reign supreme in our country as we are hearing some many things; killings, kidnapping and of course as mothers, we are responsible people, closest to our children, and we wanted to do everything to make sure things work out for us,’ she said.
In her vote of thanks, the Vice-Chairperson, Hajia Nimota Olu-Ajayi of Radio Kwara, appreciated God for the opportunity to organise the prayers, commended the prayer leaders as well as members of the Association for participating in the prayer Programme and prayed God would answer the prayers.
Hajia Sikirat Sheu of Business Day newspaper (Correspondents’chapel) and Mrs. Comfort Adeyinka of Graphics Department (Ministry of Communication) Kwara State led the two faiths during the prayer session.