Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Nigeria, has vehemently denied the circulating social media rumors about the closure of the Aso Villa Chapel.
The reports claiming its closure have been categorically dismissed as fake news.
Addressing the matter, the statement clarified the reason behind the absence of a new Chaplain for the Aso Villa Chapel following the departure of the previous one.
It was emphasized that the closure of the chapel was never directed by the First Lady, nor did she request the keys to be handed over to her.
While the Aso Villa Chapel continues to host weekly fellowship sessions, including midweek fellowship gatherings on Tuesdays, the appointment of a new Chaplain remains pending.
The responsibility to appoint a Chaplain for the chapel solely rests with the President.
Statement Dismisses Rumors And Clarifies the Chapel’s Status
To address the misleading reports on social media, the Office of the First Lady released an official statement debunking the claim of the Aso Villa Chapel’s closure.
The statement emphasizes the fabrication and false representation of the situation.
Absence Of A New Chaplain
The statement by Senator Oluremi Tinubu sheds light on the reason behind the delay in appointing a new Chaplain for the Aso Villa Chapel. It reiterates that the decision lies solely with the President, who is yet to make the appointment.
Weekly Fellowship Activities Continue
Despite the absence of a new Chaplain, the Aso Villa Chapel remains an active place of worship.
Weekly fellowship sessions, including midweek gatherings held on Tuesdays, continue to take place.
Presidential Authority In Chaplain Appointments
As per the statement, the responsibility to appoint a Chaplain for the Aso Villa Chapel lies solely with the President.
The First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has not given any directive for the chapel’s closure or requested the keys to be handed over to her.
The Aso Villa Chapel remains open, contrary to the rumors circulating on social media.
The statement by Senator Oluremi Tinubu addresses the false information and clarifies the situation regarding the absence of a new Chaplain.
The President retains the authority to appoint a Chaplain for the chapel, and until such an appointment is made, regular fellowship activities will continue.