Inter-Denominational Thanksgiving Service: Defence Headquarters dedicates Service Chiefs, Military Personnel to God

Officers and Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Nigeria on Friday held a combined Inter-denominational service with personnel of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Airforce rededicating themselves and the leadership of the military to God with pledges to always magnify God in everything.

Speaking at a special thanksgiving which held at the Defence Headquarters Chapel, Abuja, Rev. Sub. Lieutenant Emmanuel Chilee harped on the importance of military personnel and civilian staff e-dedicating their lives to God.

He said, “We appreciate God for all he has done for us as members of the Armed Forces, may all the glory and honor be unto him.“

In his sermon, Apostle Matson M Ekuniji said thanksgiving is a way of expressing openness to the person who gave the gift of life and a way of acknowledging the grace of God in our lives.Special guest of Honour and Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Navy and Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo commended the military personnel for their sacrifices to the nation.

His words, “My message to the Armed Forces of Nigeria is a message of thanks to them. We know what they go through every single day of their lives. 

“These men in uniform are our brothers, sisters, uncles, our sons. We know what they go through most especially this very difficult time of insurgency, banditry, kidnapping.

“They continue to sacrifice their lives for us, they abandoned their wives to sleep in the bush so that we can sleep with our wives on our bed, they gave up their comfort, so that, we can have comfort. They left their children so that we can play with our children.

“They continue to sacrifice their lives for us, they abandoned their wives to sleep in the bush so that we can sleep with our wives on our bed, they gave up their comfort, so that, we can have comfort. They left their children so that we can play with our children.

Sen Abbo expressed the gratitude of Nigerians to the armed forces for all the sacrifices and admonished the fallen heroes’ families to be strong and understand that, we shall meet at resurrection day. 

Abbo added that they are not alone in their grief, saying Nigerians are with them.

Chairperson thanksgiving Committee, Squadron Leader Anthonia Egbujiobi in her response thanked Defence Headquarters Principal officers for supporting the Committee.

Present at the thanksgiving service were representative of Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.Gen JO Oni who is the Chief of Defence Logistics; representative of Chief of Air Staff, Air Cdre Bolarinwa, British High Commissioner, Mrs Catriona Laing among others.

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