Osinbajo, Gowon, others attend 58th Independence Day interdenominational church service

Osinbajo, Gowon, others attend 58th Independence Day interdenominational church service

The 58th Independence Day interdenominational church service held at the National Christian Centre in Abuja on Sunday, September 30.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo attended the service. Also in attendance were former head of state, Rt. General Yakubu Gowon; secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha; chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; and others.

Justice Onnoghen read the First Bible Reading from the book of Exodus 17:8-13, while Gowon read the Second Reading from 1 Corinthians 12: 4-18.

Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service

Osinbajo and wife attend Independence day Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian Centre. Photo Credit: Twitter @AsoRock
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Pastor Williams Kumuyi, General Superintendent, Deeper Life Ministry, delivered the sermon titled: “Harnessing Our Diversity for National Development".

Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service

Also in attendance were former head of state, Rt. General Yakubu Gowon; the SGF, Boss Mustapha. Photo Credit: Twitter @AsoRock
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Meanwhile, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, was absent at the interdenominational church service.

According to the programme of the event, Dogara had earlier been picked to read the service’s second lesson from 1 Corinthians 12:4-18.

Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service

Osinbajo prayed for Nigeria, calling for God’s blessings for the nation and its citizens. Photo Credit: Twitter @AsoRock
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Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service

The first scripture reading at the service taken from Exodus , Chapter 13 Vs 8 to 13, was read by Justice Walter Onnoghen. Photo Credit: Twitter @AsoRock
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday, September 30, prayed for Nigeria and called for God’s blessings for the nation and its citizens. He made these supplications at an Interdenominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja as part of activities marking Nigeria’s 58th Independence celebration.

Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service

In a prayer on behalf of the group, Nigeria Prays, Gowon prayed for unity, good governance. Photo Credit: Twitter @AsoRock
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The vice president, who is also a pastor, said that God deserved praises for preserving Nigerians to witness another anniversary of their great nation.

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria, where all, irrespective of background, can aspire to succeed.

The president gave the assurance in his nationwide broadcast to mark the nation’s 58th Independence Anniversary in Abuja on Monday, October 1.

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