*holds special prayers for God intervention
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Chairperson of National Association Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Comrade Jadesola Ajibola has expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome all the challenges presently facing it.
The Oyo NAWOJ Chairperson stated this while speaking at the National Prayers organised by the state chapter of the association held at the Oyo state NUJ Press centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan
She stressed that with fervent prayers by the NAWOJ and Nigerians in general, all the challenges facing Nigeria as a country would soon be over.
The Oyo state NAWOJ Chairperson however lauded the leadership of NAWOJ-led by Comrade Ladi Bala and the Assistant National Secretary of NAWOJ, Comrade Yinka Bode-Are for gathering women groups for prayers due to the happenings around the country.
Oyo state NUJ Chairman, Alhaji Ademola Babalola in his remarks charged Nigerian women not to relent in praying for Nigeria, sayingprayers will help the country to achieve alot.
The Oyo NUJ Chairman then commend NAWOJ for organising the prayer aimed at seeking divine intervention into the challenges facing the country
The Mother of the Day and Matron of Oyo NAWOJ, Mrs Florence Ajimobi emphasised on the need to cry unto God for Devine intervention to end all evil vices being perpetrated by the enemies of the country.
The former first lady of Oyo State Chief Mrswho was represented by Mrs Omolara Farinloye, used the occasion to call on the Almighty God to help our leaders on ways to tackle of forms of crisis bedeviling the country.
She commended NAWOJ for the laudable initiative, leading Nigerian women to pray to lasting peace upon the nation.
Speaking that the event some Islamic clergy advised Nigerians to continue dialoguing with the Almighty God, ask for peace to reign in the country.
The Islamic scholars, Alhaji Lawal Sirafudeen, Alhaji Lateef Oladimeji and Alhaji Abdul Fatai Olagunju from Oyo state NASFAT
They condemned the evil acts against one another, noting that the Yoruba nation has remained insincere with one another. “Many of the yorubas who get into power do not assist others, that’s why many of us are seeing the other regions doing well, once they have an opportunity, they bring their people to work”.
The prayers was conducted in both Christians and Islamic way at the NUJ State Secretariat Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Leading the Christian prayers was Pastor Wellington Aligbe Resident Pastor Living Faith Church representing Pastor Aderemi Adekunle the State Pastor of living faith church and Pastor Mrs Adekitan Adeagbo former Chairperson NAWOJ Oyo State, called on God to God Heal Our Land, Seeking divine intervention for the insecurity challenges facing Nigeria prayiing Fervently in supplication to God Almighty.
NAWOJ Oyo State chapter members and women coalition groups in the state including NOA, FIDA, NASFAT, SISTERS OF JANNA, NUPENG WOMEN WING, and DOWN TO HEART SPEAK OUT at the prayer session raised their voices in prayer dressed.on red and black attires, no make up and earrings.
Also present at the event representatives of the state Director of NOA, Mrs Folake Ayoola, the immediate past State Director NOA Mrs DOLAPO DOSUNMU and the immediate past Chairperson NAWOJ Oyo State chapter Comrade Foluso Lala, the former Vice chairman of NUJ, Prince Segun Adeyemo