.…leads Osun women in interdenominational prayers.

June 16, 2021.

The wife of the Governor of the State of Osun, Mrs Kafayat Olaitan Oyetola, has charged women and citizens to intensify prayers for the health and safety of Nigeria because the nation’s healing can only come through God’s intervention.

Oyetola, the leader of the Southern Governors Wives’ Forum, said the situation in the country calls for drastic actions, which include fervent prayers and value reorientation.

Oyetola, speaking on Wednesday during the women’s interdenominational prayers in Osogbo, said the women in Osun could no longer stay silent amid the rising insecurity in the nation.

“The challenge of insecurity has continued to assume worrying dimensions. They are dimensions which affect every aspect of our daily lives.

“There is no part of this country that can afford to ignore the situation of insecurity in the country today. We all need to approach the Almighty God to urgently change the direction of events in our nation and make us healthy again.

“It is also pertinent at this juncture to call on each one of us to begin to change our approach to issues of nationhood. We must start a cause of behavior change. Let us change our attitude in relation to one another, in relation to community affairs, in relation to our state affairs and in relation to our national affairs.

“Yes, Nigeria is a nation with large numbers of churches, mosques, and homes of traditional religions. It is also a fact that Nigeria is one of the nations that seriously need healing in all aspects of life. This healing can come only through divine intervention.

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“However, the intervention will require that we work. We must start from our homes. Let’s change the culture that places money as the ultimate value of relationships. Let us enthrone virtue, let us enthrone love, let us bring back the virtue of humanity that our great grandparents handed down to us.

“Mothers should begin to teach our children these abandoned virtues. They were virtues that made our society greater than many of those that our children run to today. We can still reclaim our land. Time is ticking for this individual and collective intervention.

“I therefore plead with our mothers, the teachers in our schools, our religious leaders, our trade-unions to make this a key assignment. We should make messages and teachings of these virtues priority.” Oyetola said.

In attendance at the special prayer session, were female cabinet members; female representatives in the State House of Assembly; religious groups; Osun women in politics; and other women groups in the state.

Funke Egbemode

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