Day 7

DECEMBER | 2021

Niger

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. Widows and children are vulnerable to criminals and human traffickers. School buildings are often made of straw and wood. These buildings can easily catch on fire, leading to death and destruction. May the Lord bless Niger’s government with wise and compassionate leaders. Inspire the Churches and the Christian Believers to boldly declare the Good News of Jesus Christ during this Christmas season. May the Lord protect the children and widows in Niger from criminals and human traffickers (The Bible, Jeremiah 49:11).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Mohamed Bazoum is the President since 2 April 2021 and the current Prime Minister of Niger is Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou, since 3 April 2021. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world where the agricultural economy is frequently destroyed by drought, making it insufficient to support the growing population.  Unfortunately, slavery is still practiced in isolated areas of the country.  Nigerian children are trafficked for labor in gold mines, sexual exploitation, and begging.  Women are abducted and sold into domestic servitude or prostitution, and young boys are kidnapped for work in stone quarries.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Mahamadou Issoufou
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Brigi Rafini
POPULATION
20,672,987
CHRISTIANS
0.5%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
147,936
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55 yrs
LITERACY RATE
28.7%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
63%