Metro Chibok Abduction: Women ministry holds interfaith National Prayers



The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, on Wednesday led an inter-faith national prayers to call for the release of abducted Chibok school girls.

At the event in Abuja, the minister also called for an end to all forms of terrorism and violence, saying in such situations, women and children were the worst hit.

Maina said the prayer session became necessary as a show of concern for the plight of the abducted girls, adding that nothing was impossible with prayers.

"It is pertinent to note that the emerging threats to our national security and unity have motivated this response.

"We strongly believe in the efficacy of prayers to God on behalf of our girls and for the restoration of peace and harmony in our nation."

She said the present administration was resolute and committed to promoting education, saying it was a tool for national development.

The minister welcomed the present administrations' safer school initiative, saying security and stability was necessary for any meaningful development.

She added that security was a collective effort of all Nigerians, saying all hands must be on deck to achieve this goal.


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