Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has urged Nigerians to see the period of Christmas as an opportunity to rekindle acts of love and kindness to one another and especially to the vulnerable in the society.
In his Christmas message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, the governor said the season symbolises love, care and compassion for persons, especially the weak, vulnerable and less-privileged, adding that his message to everyone at this period is to put a smile on the face of persons who may not necessarily be able to pay them back.
“Christmas is a season that explains the depth of God’s love for mankind and exemplary sacrifice that we should emulate in our relationship with our neighbours irrespective of status and creed. This season is another opportunity to increase our acts of kindness and touch the less privileged in our society.
“Therefore, this Christmas means so much more than just mere merriment. It is a veritable avenue to extend love to the less-privileged who are disadvantaged in several ways. In this special season therefore, I urge you all to spread love and be our brother’s keeper. Let us reach out to those who struggle to provide for their families. Let us put smiles on the faces of the weak and vulnerable. This is the real essence of Christmas.”
While wishing Lagosians a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018 in advance, Governor Ambode urged them to continue to support his Administration, assuring that the New Year will witness greater all round development across the state including completion of several landmark projects expected to change the face of Lagos forever.