Nigerians have been admonished to stop castigating those in leadership positions, continue to pray for them and also play their part to return the lost glory of the Country.
The Executive Secretary, Lagos Anglican Schools Management Board, Venerable Victor Olusa, stated this in a sermon during the Interdenominational Divine Thanksgiving Service to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Ikeja.
Venerable Olusa described the the theme of the church service “I will Heal Their Land” taken from second Chronicles, chapter seven, verse fourteen, as apt especially now that the nation is faced with myriads of issues, including, Security, economic and social challenges.
“The leaders have their own idiosyncrasies, the followers, we have their own imperfections as well, we crucify our leaders, destroy our leaders and then we expect things to work, we must play our parts and also pray to God for peace to reign in the land” he said.
In his remark, The State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu saluted the courage and efforts of the fallen heroes who paid the supreme price of defending the Country.
Governor Sanwo-Olu again assured the families of the fallen heroes and serving officers and men of the Armed Forces of Lagos State government’s support and commitment to their well being
“The only way we can show appreciation to them and ensure that their labour is not in vain is to maintain the unity of our country, on our part, we will continue what is expected of us to remember them, our own role”
Governor Sanwo-Olu appealed to Nigerians to continue to support the Armed Forces as they strive to ensure the safety of all citizens.
On Tuesday last week, Governor Sanwo-Olu officially launched the emblem and appeal fund ahead of the January fifteen, 2022 commemoration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day and donated fifty million naira to the State chapter of the Nigerian Legion and also pledged his administration’s commitment to empower widows of the fallen heroes.
The interdenominational church service was attended by members of the state Executive Council, top government officials, Service Chiefs, officers and Men of the Armed Forces, Serving and Retired and their families.