Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to lead other top government officials on 400 hours non-stop praise to God towards the celebration of the 57th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria.
The program is being organized under the leadership of Chaplain of Aso Villa Chapel, Pastor Oluseyi Malomo, in collaboration with Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship and other churches in the country under the aegis of “Haleluyah Nigeria.”
The Chaplain explained to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that the event was also meant to mark the exit of Nigeria from the recession and to thank God for the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical vacation.
Pastor Malomo said the session would similarly seek God’s help for the administration and the country to overcome the economic problem in the country.
The Chaplain recalled that the first edition took place a year ago to mark the first anniversary of the Buhari administration, noting:
“As if putting an icing on the cake, the news came after the whole nation joyfully received the return of our dearest President.
“God only for us to gather together and return our thanks praise to this who responds and answers the heartfelt prayers of all Nigerians.
“The Hallelujah Nigeria in conjunction with all churches and fellowships in Nigeria is, therefore, organizing this exceptional and record breaking praise event to thank this good God who has proven that He holds our Nation dearest to His heart.”
According to him, the 400 hours non-stop event which is scheduled to commence on Thursday,”will arguably be the longest non-musical activity in the world.”
Responding to a question on the level of participation in the program by the government, he said it was not unlikely that even though Buhari is not a Christian, he may show up at the event.
While noting that the event was open to all Nigerians, the Chaplain revealed:
“We are taught in all our cultures and faith, the principle of Thanksgiving, to show appreciation for good deeds done to us.
“This is because appreciation enhances more benevolence towards he who is appreciative
“Let us all be appreciative to God who has not just kept us together for these 57 years, but has blessed our nation with such resources of enviable potentials of land, minerals and great and resourceful people.
“With such, our nation shall continue to wax stronger, taken her rightful place in the comity of nations and shall soon become the toast of the world.”