Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, presided over the first Sunday service at the Aso Rock chapel located inside the presidential villa, Abuja, on Sunday, May 31.
Osinbajo, who is a senior pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God attended a service in the Aso chapel for the first time accompanied by his wife, Dolapo, The Punch reports.
Others who accompanied him were Bishop Wale Oke of the Word of the Spirit Ministries, the senior pastor of the Living Waters Unlimited Church, pastor Ladi Thompson and other clerics.
The vice president delivered a goodwill message to the congregation and also conducted the benediction.
After that, he spent time in the children’s church where he prayed and took photographs with the children.
The administration of the former president Olusegun Obasanjo built the chapel as a place of worship for Christian presidents or vice presidents.
If the president or his vice is a Christian, he automatically becomes the political head, while the president or vice president’s chaplain becomes the spiritual head.
The former president Goodluck Jonathan would have handed over the chapel to Osinbajo last Sunday when he attended a service in the chapel for the last time, but Osinbajo was absent at the service.
Osinbajo was sworn in as vice president on Friday, May 29. President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo reportedly declared their assets as they submitted their declarations to the Code of Conduct Bureau 24 hours before the inauguration ceremony