Day 29

DECEMBER | 2022

Nigeria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Nigerian government revealed in late October that at least 612 people have died and more than 3.2 million people have been affected as a result of flooding across the country since the beginning of the rainy season this year. The WHO has announced that it has donated emergency medical supplies in response to flood disasters during this rainy season that have affected more than 600,000 people in the state. More than 30 states in Nigeria were affected in floods, many houses and health facilities have been submerged, wreaking havoc on people’s psychological and mental health. The flood increases the risk of infectious disease outbreaks such as cholera, malaria and typhoid fever. Pray for the global health organization providing medical services. Pray that Nigerians in deep trouble cry out to God for salvation (The Bible, Isaiah 43:2).

Source:

https://in.investing.com/news/who-donates-medical-supplies-to-nigeria-over-severe-flooding-3415420

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Nigeria has gone up two spots and is listed in 7th position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for an increase in Christian persecution. This is Nigeria’s highest-ever ranking on the World Watch List. 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, and 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 northern and central states where Muslims and Christians coexist. Years of devastating violence by Boko Haram have 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
7
REFUGEES
1,190,113
LIFE EXPECTANCY
52 yrs
LITERACY RATE
61.3%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
70%