The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists,(NAWOJ) has turned to God for the solution to the global pandemic, the corona virus disease that has thrown the world into confusion.

NAWOJ observes with concern, the rising cases of coronavirus in the country, inspite of concerted efforts to stem the spread.

In a statement issued by NAWOJ’s National Secretary, Ladi Bala, the Union is calling on all Nigerians to engage in prayers for Gods intervention at a time like this.

Bala said as a people who believe strongly in the power of the almighty God, while Government and other stakeholders continue to do the needful, we must turn and seek divine intervention as a matter of necessity.

“NAWOJ National Secretariat therefore calls on all Nigerians, especially women and women Journalists in particular, to embark on one day fast on Monday 6th April 2020 to pray for God’s healing powers upon the sick and an end to the spread of Covid 19.” The statement said.

According to Bala, The fast is a clarion call on all and sundry to actively participate in the fight for a healthy Nigeria where all citizens irrespective of religious or ethnic inclinations live healthier and productive lives for a prosperous nation.

The statement further says “NAWOJ National Secretariat is optimistic that with the nation turning to God in all sincerity ,the looming cloud of Covid 19 will be over , sooner than expected.”

The union also harps on social distancing protocols, advising people who have no business going out to stay at home and observe hygienic practices to keep safe.