As the Lagos State Ministry of Education held its annual Festival of Christmas Carols and Nine Lessons, the Chaplain of the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, Mr. David Kolawole Verralls has advised Nigerians to re-dedicate themselves to God and shun activities that could deny them entry into paradise.
Veralls who spoke in Lagos on Thursday reiterated the need for people to live a righteous life to in order to fulfill God’s word for salvation just has he also reminded the students to imbibe the virtues and good lessons as taught by Jesus Christ.
He further stressed the need for students to be obedient and hardworking at all times in order to be good ambassadors of their parents and Jesus Christ.
The state Deputy Governor, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, represented by Mrs. Comfort Agwu read the First Lesson from the Book of Genesis 3 Verses 1-12, while the wife of the state governor, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola who was represented by the Acting Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Education District 1, Mrs. Grace Abudiore read from the Book of Isaiah 7 Verses 4-14.
Other people who read lessons were the Chief Judge of Lagos State who was represented by Mrs. Olamide Akinigbe, the Head of Service who was also represented by Mrs. Modupe Abosede, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Omolare Erogbogbo and the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye who was represented by the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Education District IV, Mr. Ayobade Obajimi among others.
The event which was colourful and fun-filled with performances by guest artistes as well as students from the six education districts of the state who rendered various versions of choral songs, choreography, drama, ewi rendition as well as special presentation by saxophonist Mr, Niyi Olaewe was well attended by top government functionaries, top officials of the Ministry of Education and well wishers.