The Aso Villa Chapel yesterday denied speculations that the chapel was closed down by the Presidency.

Social media reports claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari closed the Aso Villa Chapel following its closeness to his residence.

While describing the rumour as the handiwork of mischief makers, the Presidency shared photos from the church service to back up its claim.

Speaking with State House correspondents after the church service yesterday, Acting Chaplain Pastor Joseph Sheyi Malomo admitted that although there were issues that needed sorting out, the Presidency had not closed the chapel.

He appealed to Nigerians to ignore  the rumour and focus on issues that unite the country.

In his sermon, titled: ‘Securing the glorious destiny of our posterity’,  Malomo explained that Nigeria had a glorious destiny that was unique.

The first bible reading was taken from 2 Samuel 3:1-3 while the second bible reading was from Job 1:1-5 and Psalm 139; verses 14 and 15.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who is the political head of the chapel, was not in attendance during the service.

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