As part of activities marking this year’s Christmas festivities, a Carol of Nine Lessons with the theme: ‘”A Stone of Grace” has been held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.
Organised by the Office of the Wife of the Governor in conjunction with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the event was attended by some prominent Lagos residents from all religions.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who read the last Bible lessons from the Book of John, Chapter One verses One to fourteen, thanked God for His mercies upon the State amidst all challenges.
Thanking Lagos residents for supporting his administration thus far, the Governor prayed that if God will, and Lagosians choose him again at the poll next year, he would be back as Governor to host the next carol.
“And I want to say that indeed, it’s been a wonderful time for us, it’s been a glorious time for us, it’s been a wonderful journey and we believe that with all of you working with is, the journey of a greater Lagos is just rising”
The Chief host and Wife of the Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu who read the eighth lesson from Matthew Chapter two verses two to twelve, urged Lagos residents not to forget the reason for the season which are peace, hope, love and joy, and advised them to ensure that their permanent voters card are used to elect the right leaders in next year’s general elections.
She said “As we celebrate, may we all be feel with joy, happiness and blessings of Christmas, Lagos State and Nigeria will continue to feel remarkable growth and development in the mighty name of Jesus”
In an address of welcome, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, described the event as an avenue to take stock and reflect on all states activities from the beginning of the year, and advised Lagosians to extend a helping hand to one another.
The carnival like gathering was spiced with rendition from different church choirs and Gospel Artistes to the delight of those in attendance.
A minute silence was observed in memory of the Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Chief Ademola Seriki, who died in the early hours of Thursday in Madrid Spain.