The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has declared a 30-day fasting and prayer across Nigeria to tackle the ongoing chaos in the West African nation.
For almost three weeks now Nigeria had been embroiled in a protest that initially started peacefully but degenerated into chaos after it was hijacked by suspected hoodlums. Across the country, irate mob have vandalised and looted businesses, residences, government and private-owned warehouses, carting away goods – including basic things like food and mattresses.
With the chaos seemingly not ending, Pastor Adeboye on Tuesday called on RCCG members and the entire country to embark on 30-day fasting and prayer which is expected to begin on Sunday, November 1.
According to a statement by Pastor J.O. Odesola, the Assistant General Overseer in charge of Administration and Personnel on behalf of Pastor Adeboye, the prayer is to hold from November 1 to November 30 from midnight to 6.00 p.m. daily while the marathon fasting is to hold from November 1 to November 14.
The statement entitled: ‘Fasting and Prayer for Nigeria’, reads: “We hereby wish to inform you all members of RCCG that the General Overseer has directed that we should commence thirty days fasting and prayer exercise from Sunday 1st November 2020.
“1st-30th November 2020 from midnight to 6 pm daily. Marathon Fasting – 1st-14th November 2020. Prayer guide shall be forwarded soon.
“Where possible, brethren should be encouraged to come together for prayers while ensuring that all COVID-19 government regulations and safety precautions, social distancing, use of nose mask, provision of hand sanitizers or wash hand basin are put in place.
“You are to kindly inform and encourage all and sundry to participate in this exercise.”