Buhari, Oyegun, Amaechi, Osinbajo at Lagos thanksgiving service


The presidential can­didate of All Pro­gressives Congress (APC), General Mu­hammadu Buhari, APC Na­tional Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and the party’s vice presidential candidate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo were among eminent dignitar­ies that converged on Lagos State yesterday to attend the 2015 annual thanksgiving service organised by the La­gos State Government.

Speaking at the interde­nominational thanksgiving service held at the Lagos House, General Buhari said he believed every Nigerian should be free and secured to practice their different re­ligions.

Buhari in the service that was presided over by the General Overseer of the Re­deemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye said: “I am hon­oured to participate in this annual thanksgiving service. This year thanksgiving ser­vice brings together all Nige­rians from states, Christians, Muslims and all religions in Lagos to thank the almighty God.

“Religion must never be used as an excuse to divide us, oppress others or gain unfair advantage. All my life, I have expressed the belief that all Nigerians must worship God according to their wish.

“The duty of government is not religion, security for all Nigerians regardless of tribe or religion is our commitment on this day of thanksgiving. We shall all seat together like this, rejoice and thank God to­gether for the Almighty God to give us the country of our dream.”

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola had ear­lier blasted certain individuals predicting doom for the coun­try and the state in guise of re­ligion, saying the predictions were heating up the polity.