Catholic churches in Nigeria have been urged by Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, to pray for unemployed youths in the country.
The Herald gathered that Obi who made the call in a tweet on Wednesday, February 26, said the future of the unemployed youths is being jeopardized by “the situation in the land”.
The former governor also asked the Catholic faithful to pray for the victims of insecurity in Nigeria.
According to him, “As we begin our Lenten observance today, I urge fellow Catholics around Nigeria to remember and also pray for all those killed across Nigeria as a result of the looming insecurity,” Obi wrote.
“Let us also put in our prayers, the teeming unemployed youths in Nigeria today, whose future is being jeopardised by the situation in the land.”
As we begin our Lenten observance today, I urge fellow Catholics around Nigeria to remember and also pray for all those killed across Nigeria as a result of the looming insecurity. #AshWednesday
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) February 26, 2020
Earlier, The Herald reported that former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, said insecurity in Nigeria leaves him in a constant state of fear. He stated this in an address at the 8th convocation ceremony of Veritas University in Abuja on Saturday.
Describing the present security situation as totally “totally unacceptable”, the ex-governor noted that only employment could curb the trend.
The 2019 vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) added that aside security, Nigeria was also not presently doing well on the economic and other fronts, despite the present administration’s claims.
However, the businessman-cum-politician advised the graduating students to show innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship to arrest the nation’s abysmal situation.
In the same vein, Obi berated the Nigerian elite for going around in large convoys to prove their worth.