The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Christian community under the aegis of the NCC Christian Fellowship (NCCCF) has adduced reasons why it decided to organize the 2021 End of Year Thanksgiving and Christmas Carol.
The President of the Fellowship, Mr. Yakubu Gontor, who spoke on the sideline of the thanksgiving service held at the NCC’s Annex Office, Mbora District, Abuja said that the main purpose of the 2021 Carol Service at the Chapel, as it is the tradition, was to give thanks to God for His faithfulness and protection throughout the year 2021.
“The end of the year is usually marked by bliss, peace and good tiding 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,” he said.
While seeking divine guidance for the year 2022, Mr. Yakubu Gontor noted that the special carols resonate with and symbolize the Christian culture of celebrations at Christmas, adding that it was a happy moment and fun-filled occasion for all members of the Fellowship and their guests who came to the chapel to partake of the celebrations.
The Board Chairman, Professor 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, in order to our country a better place for all.
Delivering a sermon at the event, Pastor Olarewaju Osho, who focused his message on, Divine Restoration, anchored his preaching on the Holy Scriptural texts in the Books of Matthew 1: 20-23, and Joel 2: 21-27. He urged all Christians to continue to emulate Christ, and to be thankful. Osho, implore the congregants to see the centrality of thanksgiving in Christian life and assured them that The Almighty 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 in a successful and impressive manner.