The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to pray for the security agents partaking in the ongoing military action to end the reign of terror in parts of the country.
Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, gave the charge at a special thanksgiving service in honour of Major-General Chris Olukolade, the Defence spokesman, in Abuja.
The service was held at Redeem Christian Church of God, Central Parish, Abuja.
Mr. Maku, who is also the Supervising Minister for Defence, said the task undertaken by security agents to protect human sanctity against insurgents required the cooperation of all well-meaning citizens.
He explained that members of the security community has in the discharge of their duties in recent times sacrificed a lot for the sake of peace, unity and development of the country.
On the elevation of Olukolade to the rank of Major-General, the minister said it came as a result of his contribution in the advancement of the country’s military.
He described Olukolade as an accomplished officer who has served the country dutifully so far, adding that his outstanding approach to duty should be a model for younger officers to emulate.
Earlier, Pastor Tunde Oduwole, urged the people not to give up on God, saying God will intervene in the challenges facing the country.