President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with the leadership of Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria at the State House, Abuja.
Buhari commended the group for upholding the administration and the government in prayers, particularly as the general elections approach.
President Buhari said he was glad that the church lauded the good work being done by government in the areas of infrastructure, anti-corruption, and security.
He said: “I am very grateful for this visit.
“God will answer our prayers. With your prayers, we will go into the field, and be victorious. Your good intentions and prayers are appreciated. This is what is expected of institutions working for God.
“It will encourage us to do more. We have no other country than Nigeria, and we must do the best for her. I said it more than a generation ago. Thank you for identifying with our objectives.”
Leader of the delegation, His Most Eminence, Prophet (Dr) Solomon Adegboyega Alao, in response, told President Buhari to remain resolute, particularly in the war against corruption, stressing: “We anticipate that corruption, which is killing Nigeria, may fight back, but you will prevail because majority of Nigerians are with you.”
The visitors asked the President to use his good office to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu, being held captive by Boko Haram for refusing to renounce her faith.
They also urged President to enable the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free and fair polls.