…Appreciates God for 2021, seeks divine direction for 2022
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Christian community under the aegis of the NCC Christian Fellowship (NCCCF) has organised its annual End of Year Thanksgiving and Christmas Carol to thank God for a successful and prosperous year, and to seek divine guidance for the year 2022.
At the event, which took place at commission’s Christian Chapel located at NCC’s Annex Office, Mbora District, Abuja, members revelled in the glory of a successful year 2021 through rendition of soul-lifting and praise worship through special carols that resonate with and symbolise the Christian culture of celebrations at Christmas. It was a happy and fun-filled occasion for all members of the fellowship and their guests who came to the chapel to partake of the celebrations.
In his exhortation, the president of the fellowship, Mr. Yakubu Gontor, thanked the congregation for attending and freely participating in the activities. He emphasised that the main purpose of the 2021 Carol Service at the chapel, as is the tradition, was to give thanks to God for His faithfulness and protection throughout the year 2021.
Gontor said the end of the year is usually marked by bliss, peace and good tidings for humanity, and prayed that the reason for the season shall continue to glow, manifest and abide in the lives of all the attendees and the commission.
The board chairman, Prof. Adeolu Akande, who was unavoidably absent had earlier transmitted a message to the fellowship, expressing delight at the organisation of the carol and thanksgiving service, describing the season as a time to express love to everyone and to build social solidarity among all members of the society, irrespective of faith, to make the country a better place for all.
Delivering a sermon at the event, Pastor Olarewaju Osho, who spoke on, Divine Restoration, urged all Christians to continue to emulate Christ and to be thankful.
Osho implored the congregants to see the centrality of thanksgiving in Christian life and assured them that God shall restore all that the enemies have stolen because Christmas is also a period for Divine Restoration. He also thanked the NCC Christian Fellowship for organising the Christmas Carol successfully and impressively.
A statement signed by NCC’s director, public affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said the event was also marked by observance of solemnity and prayer for the repose of the souls of former chairmen of the commission’s board Alhaji Ahmed Joda and Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, as well as Dr. Eugene Juwah, a former executive vice-chairman of the commission. The three distinguished personalities died in the second half of the year 2021.