The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has de­clared a three-day fast­ing and prayers for the country in a bid to overcome the economic recession bitting the Nation.

The development was contained in a statement issued by CAN on Tuesday. The fasting and prayer is being held between September 21 and 23, 2016.

The statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant on Media to the CAN Pres­ident, Rev. Samson Ola­supo Ayokunle enjoined all Christians to key into the programme to seek the face of God in the recession being experi­enced by the nation.

“As we are getting ready for the 56th Inde­pendence Anniversary, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has de­clared September 21-23, 2016 as days of fasting and pray-ers for the na­tion and His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari with his team.

“We call on all Christians nation-wide to seek the face of God for divine intervention as our polit-ical leaders are seeking for panacea to the economic recession and the attendant prob­lems,” he stated.

He revealed that the programme is anchored on the Holy Bible pas­sage which says; “If my peo-ple, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV).”