General Gowon calls for peace in Nigeria.

Former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, says the insurmountable problems facing Nigeria, which include insecurity and the state of the economy, among others, can be solved through prayers.

Gowon, who spoke to journalists shortly after a Church thanksgiving service on Sunday at Umuda, Isingwu, Abia state, noted that such problems are usually obtainable in any country because people have different ideologies.

“Look, I think that whatever problem we have as a country, we should pray concerning it, I know that if we pray sincerely, God will hear the prayer for peace and well-being of the country.

“There would be problems as long as there are human beings living in this country.

“But I can assure you that the problems are there to be dealt with and to be solved, and part of the true solution in the end is prayer, I believe in prayer and I know that this country is heading for the better,” General Gowon said.

Meanwhile, the Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, who was also at the service, made a commitment to take the state to a higher level of development and promised to ensure that all the youths in the Umuda community will register for the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), as education is priority for his administration.

“I want to assure you that each and every youth in Umuda must register for the Secondary School Certificate Examination.

“I have taken it upon myself to relieve parents of the financial burden, I do not want to hear that any child did not participate in the examination because he or she cannot obtain the form.

“I have no other direction, rather than upwardly mobile to take Abia state from one level of development to another higher level,” the governor said.

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