The service features a whole lot ranging from processional Hymn, special renditions & songs, a none partisanship sermon by His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, intercessory prayer, vote of of thanks, remark by His Excellency, the Vice President, prayer and benediction by His Eminence, Rev. Samson Supo Ayokunle, PhD, CAN President, the National Anthem and recessional Hymn. His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan in his sermon titled LET US CHOOSE LIFE, NOT DEATH. (Deut. 30:19) Reflection. Extract from the sermon as follows: The last elections have left behind thick clouds of acrimony that are still to clear. We are still waiting for the final verdict of the tribunals, on which we now rely, in a spirit of peaceful contest, guided by the rule of law. We thank God who has led us thus far. This is no time for any celebration of victory or for lamentation over defeat. Rather, it is time to pull our efforts together, with the grace of God, to tackle the serious challenges before us. At this moment, we would do well to acknowledge our failure to do things in the right way. Here the words of the Psalmist should challenge each of us: “If you Oh Lord should mark our guilt, who would survive?” The blame game of pointing accusing fingers at others will not carry us far. For a positive change to take place, we must all be ready for a sincere change of heart, from the lowest to the highest, but especially at the highest levels. Empty boasts and bare-face denial of the realities around us cannot build the nation. We are in the house of God, and before God we must tell the truth. The Lord Jesus has told us that “The truth will make us free”. The truth is that our nation is not in a state for us to rejoice. The ranks of the poor are swelling by the day, hopeless and helpless, as they watch in frustration the affluence of the very few cruising in a different world. Such wide socio-economic disparity has led to anger, tension, violence and outright criminality in the land. All is not well.
The National Christian Centre on Sunday, the 26Th May, 2019 once again host throng of crowd from all works of life and religions for the 2019 presidential inauguration inter- denomination church service with the theme Setting the Nation on Higher Levels of Peace and Development in the Fear of God ( Habakuk 3:19)