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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 2017 Christmas Praise Concert on Thursday in Abuja.

The event, which took place at the State House Conference Centre, was 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, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, former and serving members of the National Assembly, led by Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

Also in attendance were governors of Plateau and Osun as well as former Governor of Rivers, Dr Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili.

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), handled the ministration.

He prayed for Nigerians and the leaders of the country and for God to continue to direct their affairs.

The Spokesman to the Vice President, Pastor Laolu Akande, on behalf of his boss, thanked the guests for keeping a date with the Presidency and prayed for God to see the nation through in its endeavours.