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On Thursday, Sept 14, a Christian coalition in Ondo State, Nigeria, was locked out of a conference center that they had reserved for a national prayer summit. The International Events Center, also known as the Akure Dome, was built as a place to hold national and international events. The leaders of the coalition said that they confirmed the reservation prior to the date. This is why they were surprised to arrive and not be allowed into the space. It is unclear why they were not let in, but it did not stop them from holding their prayer. The group met outside the building and continued with its plans.

 

2017-09-18 Nigeria (AllAfrica) The Niger Delta Christian Leaders Forum NDCLF, was on Thursday locked out of the International Events Centre, also known as the Akure Dome, where it had planned to hold a national prayer summit for Nigeria.

The forum said it had the assurances of the facility managers and the government of Ondo State that it could use the facility, but was sent out without any alternative.

The delegates later congregated in front of the event centre to offer their prayers under the scorching sun.

The body comprised church leaders from the nine states of the Niger Delta, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and the Bible Society of Nigeria, BSN.

Its General Secretary, Eddy Bebor, a bishop, speaking on the development on behalf of the President of the forum, Ayo Oritsejafor, noted that there was a deliberate effort to prevent the forum from using the facility for the prayer summit.

Mr. Oritsejafor is the immediate past president of CAN, and was a major supporter of the Goodluck Jonathan administration which lost the 2015 general elections.

Mr. Bebor said the forum was determined to call for God’s intervention in finding a lasting solution to various challenges in the region and Nigeria at large.

 

 

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