President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday bid goodbye to worshippers in the Aso Rock Villa Chapel, praying that the incoming administration would continue from where he stopped.
It was a thanksgiving service that had all the trappings of a celebration in honour of President Goodluck Jonathan, for the ability to appear before the Lord in the chapel for six years.
It was also to serve as a hand over service to the incoming Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who was not present at the service.
In what looked like testimonies, the President and his wife, Patience called on their members to forgive them of any imperfection, saying they are going home with their heads held high.
Mrs Patience Jonathan, who confessed that she never dreamt of becoming a first lady, recalled the number of times she was wheeled into thetheatre for operations.
She was grateful to God that she had been completely and miraculously healed from the ailment that made her undergo surgical operations four times in a German hospital.
There were pronouncements by the men of God who seemed to say that the President has planted a seed by giving peace to Nigeria and he now makes way for the next administration to water.
The Chaplain, Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba, said that he would miss the friendly nature of the first family and he was sure that this would be the same feeling for other members whose lives, the first family has impacted in one way or the other.
In all, the clergies recognized that it is God that gives the increase and that he would give Nigeria the increase.
Laden with the best of songs, some of them the President’s favourite, prayers were also offered with thanksgiving as the first family and their friends danced to the alters with their substance.
Gifts were also presented to the President, the First Lady, the couple and the mother of the President.