Christians in Nigeria on Sunday held an interdenominational church service at the National Ecumenical Centre in Abuja, as part of activities marking the 62nd Independence Anniversary of the country.
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who took his reading from Deuteronomy 33:25 called for prayer for the peace and progress of the nation and expressed the hope that Nigeria will surmount all the challenges bedeviling her to become a prosperous nation.
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Daniel Okoh said despite all the security, economic and social challenges being experienced by the country, Nigerians should appreciate God, especially for the uninterrupted democracy since 1999.
The CAN President tagged his sermon “The Righteous Shall Rule the Land”, reminded Nigerians that “politicians are not the same”, and encouraged them to ensure they vote for quality leaders in the forthcoming general elections.
Rev Okoh called on all eligible voters who were yet to receive their permanent voters’ cards do so in order to enable them exercise their franchise at the polls in the 2023 general elections.
The congregation was ushered into a series of special prayers for 2023 general elections, political aspirants and Nigerians in general.
The Christian Association of Nigeria also declared November 2 as a national day of prayer for all Christians.
Those in attendance were Christians from different denominations including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, Service Chiefs, ministers, and the diplomatic community.
Others are representatives of the United Nations, the United States of America, Iraq, and several other countries.
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