The immediate past chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme,
SURE-P, Dr. Christopher Kolade, has decried the state of insecurity in
the land, saying that with the bloody Boko Haram attacks in the North,
Nigeria is under siege.
Speaking at an interdenominational World Day of prayer held under the
theme, ‘Streams in the Desert’, organised by The Salvation Army,
Shomolu, Lagos, Kolade said, ‘I can say without any doubt that
Nigeria in which I was born and in which I grew up as a child is far
better than what it is today, but the Lord has revealed to me that
Nigeria’s problems are not beyond His power’.
He noted that Nigeria was blessed with abundant natural resources and
ought not to be where she is presently.
‘Other countries are struggling with earthquakes, tornadoes and
many other natural disasters, but God has exempted us. But with all
the resources, what are the results You and I are under siege from
various directions. If it is [not] Boko Haram today, it is Niger
Delta militants tomorrow’, Kolade, a former High Commissioner to the
United Kingdom lamented.
In her speech, chairperson of the occasion, Gloria Iwuamadi encouraged
women to pray for the nation as they are closer to God.