Former Head of State, Gowon Leads Prayers For Nigeria

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, is tackling the numerous challenges facing Nigeria, on the spiritual front.

While efforts are being made on the political front to find solutions to these issues, General Gowon on Monday, November 4, led other members of ‘Nigeria Prays’ in a prayer session in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

The Former Head of State noted that the problems confronting the country require divine intervention, and prayed God to forgive the country of its sins.

The prayer session was also attended by the Kwara State Deputy Governor, Peter Kishira.

General Yakubu Gowon was the Head of the Federal Military Government of Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He took power after a military coup d’état and was overthrown in another. During his rule, the Nigerian Government successfully prevented Biafran separation during the 1967 to 1970 Nigeria Civil War.