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Osinbajo, others pay Buhari traditional Christmas homage

Osinbajo, others pay Buhari traditional Christmas homage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other top government officials as part of the traditional homage on Christmas day.

The homage was however carried out under strict compliant with covid-19 restrictions, following advice issued earlier by the Presidential Steering Committee PSC on Covid-19, over the fast-spreading Omicron variant

The homage is part of the traditional practice whereby top government officials visit the President during important celebrations, to felicitate with him and his family.

The current coronavirus pandemic however led to restrictions on such gathering.

Before the homage, Vice President Osinbajo had presided over the Christmas service at the Aso Villa Chapel, as part of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

The Vice President who prayed for peace for the country, predicted that “Nigerians irrespective of different backgrounds will prosper, experience peace, and will be blessed in everything that they do”

The Vice President also delivered the sermon at the service attended by his wife, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo and other dignitaries including some members of the Diplomatic Corps.

Approached by State House Correspondents after the service, Prof. Osinbajo said “ he was speaking to all Nigerians,” while delivering the Christmas Day Service sermon entitled “Why the Angels Rejoiced.”

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“My message for Christmas is that God himself is with us, and that is very important because it means that we will prosper in everything that we do, and we will be blessed in everything that we do.”

According to him, “God does not discriminate in his blessings. The Bible says that, he causes the rain to fall and the sun to shine on the good and the evil alike.

“So, God does not even discriminate. He makes sure that he blesses everyone. And on this special occasion, I believe that every Nigerian should receive this great blessing that God has for us.

“I believe that we are entering into a season of God’s great blessings of peace and prosperity and all shall be well with our country, in Jesus’ name.”

Earlier in his sermon during the Church service, Osinbajo also urged Christians to remain steadfast in their belief in Christ Jesus, noting that the salvation of man will only come by the grace of God.

Citing the Scriptures, the VP said the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ renews man’s hope for salvation especially the knowledge that “God is with us”.

He said the joy of Christ’s birth by the angels and others who witnessed it is evidence of the blessings that will be received by all and everyone that shares in the good news.