The National Inter-faith Thanksgiving Project for the Survival of President Muhammadu Buhari and Stability of Nigeria says it has concluded plans to moblise five thousand Nigerians for thanksgiving in appreciation to God for President Muhammadu Buhari’s health recovery, and Nigeria’s qualification for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Okeme Emmanuel, chairman of the project planning committee, who briefed newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, said the thanksgiving was also to appreciate God for Nigeria’s stability and recession exit.
He said the thanksgiving session which would be he held on December 12 at the Eagles Square, Abuja, would attract Nigerians from all walks of society.
Emmanuel said the thanksgiving was convened by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Initiative for the Promotion of Peace and Unity in Nigeria (PPUN) and the Peace Corps of Nigeria.
“No fewer than 5000 Nigerians, both young and old, men and women, Christians and Muslims, traditional rulers, government functionaries shall be moblised from across the 36 states and FCT.
“More so, the international community, diplomatic corps, local and international media will participate in this historic event.
“For a critical year like 2017, in which God has shown Nigeria so much mercies and kindness, as a corporate global citizen, it becomes most imperative for us to rise in one voice and thank God.
“In spite of our religious, cultural and ethnic differences, it has become urgent for us to thank God for sparing the life of our president, saving the country from systemic collapse, qualifying for World Cup without defeat and for pulling our economy out of recession’’, he said.
Emmanuel also said that as the 2019 presidential election approached, the platform provided an opportunity to seek God’s guidance.
He listed some of the highlights of the session as ministrations and readings from the Holy Books—Bible and Quran, zonal thanksgiving processions from the six geo-political zones and national thanksgiving procession.
According to him, a key highlight of the session is the lighting of the National Touch for Peace and Unity by the Father of the Day and former Head of State, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon.
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