Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and worshippers at the Aso Villa Chapel on Sunday prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari's quick recovery.
It was at the 50th birthday celebration of the wife of the acting president, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo.
Buhari has been on medical vacation in the United Kingdom since May 7. Osinbajo had, on his return from the UK where he met with the president last week, said he was recuperating fast.
Those at the Villa Chapel were the chaplain, Pastor Seyi Malomo; the administrator of the chapel, Rev. Isaac Ambi; the General Suprintrndent of New Covenant Gospel Church and President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev Felix Omobude;Osinbajo's father-in-law, Elder Olutayo Shoyode; the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang; among others.
Rev. Omobude, in his sermon titled: "Triumph of Hope," admonished Nigerians to have hope in God that despite the present challenges, the country would be great again.
Quoting from the book of Solomon 5:5, he said since Nigeria is a God's project, "Our God never gives up on his project. There is no room for the self-defeated in this world and we must know that challenges are part of life. Life would have been boring if there were no challenges. So, I call on everyone to embrace God's provision and know that we are his divine project."
Praying for Mrs Osinbajo, Omobude said: "So let's thank Him. He is God of the night; he is God of the day. He is God when you are happy and he is God when you are not happy. He will continue to uphold you (Mrs Osinbajo) and everyone. He who has begun this good work in your life will complete it," he prayed.
The cleric expressed optimism that under the present administration, truth and equity would reign in the country, saying "Nigeria is God's project and Nigeria of our dream will be delivered."