Day 29

DECEMBER | 2021

Nigeria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Nigeria needs better infrastructures for education, health care, and economic development. Meanwhile, both the government and the common people face threats from criminal gangs and Boko Haram. We pray for Nigeria’s military to utterly defeat Boko Haram and thrash their evil plots in 2022. May Nigerian Churches and Christian Believers rise to their spiritual authority and profess His glorious gospel over Nigeria during the Christmas season. May He inscribe in their hearts that surely God is with them always, to the very end of the age (The Bible, Matthew 28:20).

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%