• As Buhari Meets Service Chiefs At Defence House
•Osibanjo Declares 30 Days Prayers, Fasting Before Resumption
For those who are eager for immediate actions from the newly sworn-in government of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, there are indications that they may have to wait a bit longer. This is because the duo are not so eager to move into the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, the official seat of power. Activities at the Presidential Villa, yesterday remained grounded as the President continued to hold his officials activities at the Defence House, Maitama, outside of the Presidential Villa.
The President had in line with what he had done since he was elected President, also yesterday met with all the Service Chiefs including the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki rtd at the Defence House.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu indicated that all the Service Chiefs were in attendance “ President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Service Chiefs at the Defence House in Abuja on Tuesday, 02 June 2015” .
“Among the Service Chiefs in attendance at the meeting were Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Kenneth T. J. Minimah, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal A. N. Amosun, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral U. O. JIBRIN and Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.”
The Union gathered that while President Buhari says he will not move into the Presidential Villa until the place is totally renovated, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has declared a 30 day prayer and fasting for necessary “spiritual Cleansing” before he can move into the Villa.
The Union gathered that pamphlets containing daily prayers to be said while the fasting lasts have been distributed to selected family members, friends and other interest persons. The prayer, we understand, started from Monday 1st of June and will last until the end of the month, by which time it is hoped that they would have driven out all the “ demons” and the place sanctified enough for the commencement of government activities. Vice President Osibanjo who is a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, had conducted his first service at the Villa Church on Sunday.