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Christians Begin Praise Concert To Usher In Democracy Day for 365 hours


Christians in Nigeria have commenced a 365-hour non-stop praise concert to usher in the country’s Democracy Day.
The Democracy Day, which is celebrated yearly every May 29, marks the first year of the President Muhammadu Buahri-led government.
Speaking yesterday at the concert tagged: “Halleluyah Nigeria,” the Aso Villa Chaplain, Pastor Seyi Malomo, said the event is organised to thank God that despite ethnic and religious differences, Nigeria still remains one entity.
His words: “The first reason is praise is a form of thanksgiving; so we thank God that we are together as a nation. The programme started at about 11am on May 14 at Sharon Ultimate Hotel and will end at National Christian Centre by 4pm on May 29, which is a Democracy Day, exactly one year of the anniversary of the inauguration of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
“Other reason why it is set up is that we believe that with the way we are praising God, God will smile on our nation. We can feel the heartbeat; we can feel the sincerity of our leaders that they really want to ensure that this nation move forward and they are doing their best. The economy due to the falling oil price is being affected, a lot of things, but we believe that as we talk to God, God has a way of turning things round.
“The other reason is that we have chosen 365 hours to mark every day of their anniversary. And then finally, it’s going to a world record because the highest non-stop musical concert in Africa was 65 hours, after that we have had 70, 71, 72, 73, and 74 by the Redeemed Christian Church of God. And then there was one in 2007, not praise but musical concert in Japan which was for 182 or 183 hours. We are going to 365 because we want to let the world know that great things happen in Nigeria. Nigeria is fantastically breaking record; we are doing great things. Those are the reasons behind it.”
The clergyman, who described it as an inter-denominational musical event, called on all Nigerians to be part of the concert.

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