The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, has said that Nigeria ought to remain grateful for still remaining an entity, in spite of the challenges, and prayed that the peace in the country should be sustained.
Adeboye said this while ministering at the 2017 Christmas praise concert, on Thursday, in Abuja.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon and ex Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, were among dignitaries, who graced the event, which took place at the State House Conference Centre, 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.
Other dignitaries at the event were serving and former ministers, the Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita, former and serving members of the National Assembly, led by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
Also in attendance were governors of Plateau and Osun states, as well as former Governor of Rivers, Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili.
He prayed for Nigerians and the leaders of the country and for God to continue to direct their affairs.
Citing many testimonies of individuals, who received God’s favour in various forms, the Adeboye stated that God is Almighty and lifts people and nations out of troubles and sicknesses by touching, lifting, embracing the one He chose.
Ways of the Lord
Adeboye, however, warned that those who shun following the ways of the Lord could be left by Him to suffer and advised all who had not given their lives to God to quickly do so.
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 Kunle Ajayi.