By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji has called on Nigerians particularly the religious leaders to pray more for the coubtry now and always.
Oba Adetunji made the call in Ibadan during a courtesy call on him at his Popoyemoja palace by the presiding Bishop of Rehoboth Cathedral, Bishop Taiwo Victor Adelakun.
He declared that it is now glaring to all and sundry that what the country needs presently is continued fervent prayers to overcome the various challenges facing it, adding that the country needs divine intervention into its various challenges.
According to Oba Adetunji whenever an individual or a society “is faced with challenges of life, the best way out is with prayers”, saying, “you pray as if you don’t work and work as if you don’t pray”.
“At 88, I have lived long to know that failure in life is failure in the place of prayer and fasting. I believe very much in the efficacy of prayer and fasting to overcome life’s challenges,” he said.
The royal father maintained that his being the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland could not have been his making but God’s to whom all powers belong, adding that although all men are created equal by God, some human beings have gone out of their way to seek God more than the others and He rewards them”.
Oba Adetunji then praised religious leaders in Nigeria for their forthrightness especially with their prayers for peace and stability to continue to reign in and across the country.
Earlier, Bishop Adelakun had congratulated Oba Adetunji on his emergence as the new Olubadan and prayed God to give him long life, sound health, remarkable peace and progress as well as to grant his vision of Ibadan State and Ibadan International Airport during his reign as the Olubadan.