By Gbenga Adewale
Lagosians have been urged to remain cheerful and never let the present scarcity in fuel spoil their celebration during the yuletide season.
Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly Hon. Noheem Adams said this at this year’s Christmas celebration organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs held at World Filling station Ilasan, in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
He described as a good initiative the celebration which saw Muslims and Christians celebrating the Christmas together adding that Christmas is a season of love and all who are opportune to see the event must imbibe the essence of the celebration, which is to love one another.
Adams assured that the celebration shall be more elaborate in 2018 as there shall not only be more stable power supply, but the size of the state’s economy shall move from N800 billion to N1 trillion.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode represented by the Special Adviser of Civic Engagement Hon. Kehinde Joseph stated in the keynote address that the celebration of Christmas affords to remind all in the virtues of love, tolerance and humility, which Jesus Christ exemplified.
He said the celebration would be more meaningful only if all humanity imbibes those qualities and allow them to manifest in their lives especially in ways and manners we relate with one another.
“Let us remember that this is a time to live in harmony, to share love and uphold our unity and seek God’s favour for the state and the nation,” he said.
Ambode added that it is the time to support the plans in actualising the vision of the government. We are moving into 2018, and our mission is move the state to the next or higher level particularly the critical structures including transformation, sustainable and healthy
environment, social and physical infrastructural development, power, housing, tourism, education etc. he said.
The Chairman Eti-osa Local Government Saheed Adesegun Bankole praised the
Governor for coming up with laudable programmes, which has continued to connect with the people like the Christmas funfair which is being celebrated for the first time simultaneously in 20 Local Governments during Christmas.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs Hon. Abdullateef Abdulhakeem who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Mrs Ganiyat Adeyomi thnked the governor for his magnanimity and love for the grassroots which according to her informed the event. She wished everyone a Merry Christmas and happy new year in advance.