The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon were among worshippers at the 2018 Presidential Christmas Carol.
The Carol tagged Ã¢â‚¬Å“Christmas Praise ConcertÃ¢â‚¬Â, was held at the State House Banquet Hall, on Thursday in Abuja.
Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, were also among the worshippers.
The first Bible reading taken from Luke 2:18 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ18, was read by Mrs Victoria Gowon, wife of the former Head of State, Gowon, while the second reading taken from Isaiah 7:14Ã¢â‚¬â€œ15, 9:6Ã¢â‚¬â€œ7, was read by Gov. Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State.
The Gospel lesson taken from Luke 2: 1Ã¢â‚¬â€œ7, was read by SGF, Mustapha.
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He prayed for GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mercy on the nation and committed the 2019 general elections into GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hands.
In a special intercession, Pastor Seyi Malomo, Chaplain, State House Chapel, prayed for Nigeria and its leaders especially, President Muhammad Buhari, who would mark his birthday on Dec. 16.
The congregation was thrilled by renditions from various choir groups, including Aguda House Choir, Aso Villa Chapel Choir, Aso Villa Chapel Children Choir, Plateau Unity Choir and Praise Chorale, Lagos, among others.
Also in attendance were the governors of Oyo, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, Plateau and Ekiti states as well as royal fathers, clergies, captains of industry and members of the National Assembly.