Nigerians must be grateful to God for keeping the country together – Adeboye
Former Head of State Yakubu Gowon and former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan were among the dignitaries that joined Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential Villa for the 2017 Christmas Praise Concert on Thursday in Abuja.
Other dignitaries at the event were serving and former ministers, the Head of Service, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, former and serving members of the National Assembly, led by Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara. Also in attendance were governors of Plateau and Osun as well as former Governor of Rivers, Dr Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili.
The event, which took place at the State House Conference Centre, was onganised by the Presidency to honour God for the gift of Christ, keeping the country together as well as for greater opportunities for the country in future.
The three scripture lessons were read at the concert by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun as well as the Head of Service, Mrs Oyo Ita.
The event also featured songs of praise and Christmas carol delivered by the Aso Villa Chapel Choir and its Children’s wing; Minna Choral Society choir; the Port Harcourt Male Ensemble International and combined choir of the military and para military forces.
Special renditions were also made by the FCT School for the Blind choir to the admiration of the guests as well as by top gospel singers, Blessing Ilagha, Nathaniel Bassey and Pastor Kunle Ajayi.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), in his ministration, he said Nigerians should be grateful to the Almighty for keeping the country together in spite of the challenges and prayed that the peace in the country should be sustained.
He prayed for Nigerians and the leaders of the country and for God to continue to direct their affairs.