Sir Paul Nwosu, the commissioner for information in Anambra State, made this disclosure in response to certain circulating rumours on social media that the governor had forbidden shopkeepers from gathering to pray in the markets.
“How is it possible that Governor Soludo, who begins each day with prayer, has banned prayers in our markets?” Sir Nwosu posed a rhetorical question.
According to the Commissioner, the Governor begins each and every day with either a Mass said by a Catholic Priest, a Service led by an Anglican Reverend, or a Pentecostal Pastor.
“A man who puts premium on morning devotions cannot ask others not to engage in morning prayers,” Sir Nwosu stressed.
The Commissioner clarified that what Mr. Governor implied—and what had been misrepresented—was that merchants should conduct their morning prayers in a way that is appropriate for their line of work, keeping in mind that customers would have travelled great distances to shop.
Interestingly, a significant portion of these clients stay over from outside the state so they can finish their shopping early and travel back to their distant locations.
However, when these visitors from far locations wait for too long without the market stalls opening, they regrettably leave in anger.
“This is not good customer care,” Sir Nwosu informed.
The Commissioner invited the businesspeople to begin each work week with prayer on Mondays and watch how blessings will inspire all of their endeavours. He claimed that the final solution to any problems they may have been having with their enterprises is prayer.
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