Day 29

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Nigeria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba socio-political organization knocked the Federal Government over poor handling of the nation’s security. It described the situation as equivalent to ceding the country to terrorists. President Buhari’s government has greatly lost the confidence, trust and hope invested in it at its inception. Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria also criticized the Federal Government and security agencies over growing incidents of kidnapping and killings of Catholic priests. National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko urged the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council to speak up and condemn the persecution of Catholics in the country. Pray that the government confronts the terrorists and puts an end to the needless losses and agonies of Nigerians (The Bible Psalm 6:2).

Source:

https://punchng.com/outrage-as-buhari-gifts-niger-republic-n1-1bn-suvs/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Nigeria is listed in 9th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution. Muhammadu Buhari is the president of Nigeria. It is Africa’s most populous country. The diversity is represented in 544 people groups. Mangroves and tropical forests are in the south, savanna and grasslands are found in the north. Wetlands along the coast parallel this diversity. Striking differences also exist between the majority Muslim and feudal north and the largely Christian and more developed south. Deep ethnic and religious divisions threaten the nation as a whole. Constant tensions exist between tribal rivalries – particularly in the north and central states where Muslims and Christians coexist. Years of devastating violence by Boko Haram has left roughly 20,000 dead and displaced millions.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Muhammadu Buhari
HEAD OF GOV.
President Muhammadu Buhari
POPULATION
181 million
CHRISTIANS
50.4%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
19.8%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Christianity
PERSECUTION RANKING
9
REFUGEES
1,190,113
LIFE EXPECTANCY
52 yrs
LITERACY RATE
61.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
70%