Photos: Osinbajo, Obasanjo, others attend 57th Independence anniversary thanksgiving service

Photos: Osinbajo, Obasanjo, others attend 57th Independence anniversary thanksgiving service

- To commemorate Nigeria's 57th Independence Day, an Interdenominational Church Service held on Sunday, October 1

- The event which held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other prominent Nigerians

The 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.

The service which held on Sunday, October 1, was also used to round off the 400 hours of non-stop praise which began on September 14, organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria.

At the service were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife Dolapo, speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; former head of state General Yakubu Gowon; former president, Olusegun Obasanjo; former interim president, Ernest Shonekan.

Osinbajo, Obasanjo, others at the 57th Independence anniversary thanksgiving service

Yemi Osinbajo attended the 57th Independence Anniversary Service with former leaders Obasanjo, Gowon and Shonekan. Photo credit: Babafemi Oretuyi

Others were Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter S. N. Onnoghen and his wife Nkoyo, national chairman of the APC Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, representative of the deputy Senate president and Senate chief whip, Prof. Sola Adeyeye, and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

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Photos: Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Dogara, others attend the 57th Independence anniversary thanksgiving service

Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Gowon, Shonekan, others at the 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service. Photo credit: Babafemi Oretuyi

Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that Osinbajo declared that the Nigeria’s future would be better than its past during his remarks at the service.

He said : “I declare concerning this nation that this nation will be fruitful, that this nation will prosper, that this nation will attain all of the plans and purposes of God."

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Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Dogara, others attend the 57th Independence anniversary thanksgiving service

Osinbajo declared that the country’s future would be better than its past. Photo Credit: Babafemi Oretuyi

Photos from the 57th Independence anniversary thanksgiving service

On his part, Gowon asked the citizens not to fear as the nation had fought for its unity which would continue to exist. Photo Credit: Babafemi Oretuyi

The 57th Independence anniversary thanksgiving service

Osinbajo arriving at the 57th Independence anniversary service in Abuja. Photo Credit: Babafemi Oretuyi

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari celebrated the 57th Independence anniversary in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

The visit which came hours after he addressed the nation, is the first time the president would visit troops fighting insurgency in the state.

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He also urged Nigerians to pray for the troops who have spent their energies ensuring the security and unity of Nigeria.

Watch this NAIJ.com TV video as Nigerians speak on how they would celebrate the country's independence:

Source: Naij.com

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