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These African presidents opted for prayers in the face of tough economic times

February 07, 2019 at 09:00 am | Culture

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Staff Writer

February 07, 2019 at 09:00 am | Culture

When George Weah visited Prophet TB Joshua. Pic credit: opinion.premiumtimesng.com

There is a general saying that prayers without hard work would not solve a nation’s problems. But most African countries, in recent years, have proven to have none of that.

When faced with tough economic troubles, their leaders turn to prayers for a miracle to change the situation instead of tackling the matter head-on with prudent initiatives and other financial measures.

They even go as far as ordering a shutdown of other activities for a daily or a weekly national prayer for divine intervention.

Prayers are good, but critics say they won’t change a country’s economic position if they are not backed with hard work. The following leaders disagree and have once proposed prayers in times of economic difficulties:

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