The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to intensify prayers for the progress of the country.
The Ooni gave the advice on Saturday at the grand finale of New Year prayers organised by CAN at Enuwa in Ile-Ife.
The traditional ruler was represented at the event by Obalufe of Ife Kingdom, Oba Idowu Adediwura.
The Ooni, who is the Co-Chair, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), appealed to Christians and affluent Nigerians to always assist the less-privileged.
He acknowledged the continuous prayers of CAN for the ancient city of Ile-Ife and urged the association not to relent in that regard, saying: “The prayer of the righteous availeth much.’’
Also, the Lowa Adimula of Ife, Chief Adeyeye Adekola, urged CAN to pray to God to return the lost glory of Ile-Ife.
Adekola also called on Yoruba sons and daughters to prayer for Ile-Ife, the source of the Yoruba race.
Earlier, Ven. Ayo Banmosun, the General-Overseer of Cherubim and Seraphim, Idapo Alaafia, Odo-ogbe Street, Oja-titun, Ile-Ife, called on Christians to look up to God for their needs.
Banmosun also urged them to always put their trust in God who “never fails those who trust in Him”.
He also appealed to Ife residents to always support the Ooni.