The Oluwo of Iwo kingdom, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, said plans had been concluded for the second edition of the National Leadership Prayer Day.

A statement signed by the monarch stated that the national leadership prayer initiative which would hold on September 16 at the monarch’s palace was aimed at uniting the political elite in the country irrespective of party affiliations, religious beliefs, and social backgrounds so as to collectively get involved in the task of building and developing project Nigeria.

Oba Akanbi said he was inspired by the Almighty Allah to initiate an ‘Annual Leadership Prayer Day’ for Nigeria leaders across all levels of government and across all the strata of the Nigerian society.

He said, “The prayer,  which had respected religious clerics across the various faiths, as well as political leaders and royal fathers in attendance, was quite timely and auspicious; and, it is to our national joy and pride that the prayers were answered by the Almighty God as testimonies abound to that effect across our national landscape, thereafter.

 Recall that as of the time I called for the prayer, last year, President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical vacation in the United Kingdom. His quick recovery thus formed a major focus of the national prayer programme.”

“The special prayer programme also put into consideration other national political leaders and traditional rulers, as well as the peace and progress of the entire country.”

The monarch, who urged support for the initiative, gave the assurance that transportation for participants within the state would not be a problem as buses would be made available at different parts of Osun State to convey interested individuals to the palace for the prayer.

He added that this year’s edition was a continued demonstration of love for the leaders and the country, adding that Osun State and the 2019 general elections would be prayed upon.

The monarch disclosed further that a historical publication titled, ‘Re-Defining Kingship, The Oluwo Story’ which had been put together by Media Edge, a Lagos-based media and public relations consultancy firm, would be presented to the public at the event.





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