Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State and the ministerial nominee, Dame Pauline Tallen made this appeal to Cathoilc group to pray for the President, instead of condemnation as he is trying his best on insecurity plague confronting the nation now.
She made the call during a courtesy visit of Abuja Archdiocesan Laity Council (AALC) at her Abuja residence on July, 31 2019, to congratulate her of being enlisted as one of the ministerial nominees.
She said the president needed the prayers of every Nigerian for him to succeed in the task of addressing the problems facing the nation.
“I thank you all for coming. I cannot do the job by power so I need collective prayers of you. There are many tasks ahead. I cannot imagine a country so blessed as Nigeria can be so poor, youths taking to crime. Please I am making an appeal for you to always remember Our President in your prayers for he has been doing much to put a stop to insecurity challenges in the nation. He needs supports to achieve all”.
The Catholic group led by Council President, Sir Charles Unaeze Uwonwa who while congratulating her on behalf of the group on just concluded ministerial nominees”s screening with Senate, thanked God for her elevation but seized the opportunity to remind her of 26/01/19 issues discussed so to enjoin hands with others especially Catholics faithfuls to use their spiritual knowledge to bring needed change in Nigeria political landscape and issues with their appointed positions.
“We are here to congratulate and thank God for/on your recent appointment and your success with the Senate screening.
Be a good ambassador of the Catholic faith and never forget one of the issues discussed at the Conference 26th January, 2019 on how you can use the moral knowledge to contribute in the nation building, so appointment is timely especially at this particular time that our country is facing serious security changes and disharmony. Our council is here assuring you of our both physical and spiritual support whenever you need each and, as you asked us, we will continue praying for Our President for God to give him wisdom to confront the challenges before him”, Uwonwa said.
At the end prayer where conducted for her and Mother Mary maternal protection were invoked to guide her and congratulatory card were given her.