Nigerians Urged to Contribute Towards Actualisation of A New Nigeria
L-R: The special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Education, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab and the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat at the Funeral service of Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe at St. Dominics Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos.
Nigerians have been asked to contribute effectively to the development of the different sectors of the economy so that the nation can regain its pride of place in the comity of nations.
This was the submission of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat while fielding questions from newsmen at the Funeral Mass in honour of an icon in the film industry, Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, held at St. Dominics Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos.
He said that if every Nigerian should see the growth and development of the nation as a collective responsibility, there would be an improvement in every sector of the economy.
He explained that apart from contributing to the GDP of the country by having various business enterprises, Nigerians should develop the culture of paying their taxes which governments required to provide necessary amenities for the people.
Commenting on the immense contributions late Ms. Peace Anyiam-Osigwe had made in the nation’s film industry and the number of lives she had affected positively, Dr. Hamzat said she had indeed made an indelible mark in in the sand of yime.
The Deputy Governor stated that in Lagod state alone, the deceased trained Well over eight hundred thousand youths in modern photography and writing of good drama scripts .
Dr. Hamzat said that the deceased had played her part well in the development of the nation and humanity.
He therefore, called on Nigerians to always look at ways by which they could affect their community positively and the people at large as the late icon in the film industry, Ms. Anyiam-Osigwe, had done.
Delivering a sermon taken from the book of John 11:23-26, the Vicar General, Arcdiocese of Lagos, Mosignor John Aniagwu asked the family of the deceased to take solace in the word of God which promises that every one that believes in Jesus Christ and His teachings as Peace Anyiam-Osigwe did shall rise from the dead on the dead on the last day.
The priest however, advised the people to always live an exemplary life by contributing positively to the lives of people around them and the nation just as the deceased had done throughout her life time.
He also called on Nigerians to see the restoration of the nation from its bad state as the responsibility of all.
Other dignitaries at the Funeral service include the Deputy Governor of Imo state, Professor Placid Njoku and the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab.