The Lagos State Government yesterday held its annual thanksgiving service at the open field of the Lagos House in Ikeja.
In attendance were Governor Babatunde Fashola; his wife, Dame Abimbola; Senator Oluremi Tinubu; House of Assembly Speaker Adeyemi Ikuforiji and his wife; former Governors Mobolaji Johnson, Ndubuisi Kanu and Lateef Jakande; State Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Chief Henry Ajomale and officials of the state government, among others.
Clerics at the event included the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; Pastor Sam Adeyemi; Rev. Ademowo; Bishop Ola Makinde; and Rev. Mercy Ezekiel.
Fashola said despite the challenges in the country, it is important to thank God for his blessings in the past year.
He said: “In our meeting of thanksgiving today, I urge you all to know that vengeance does not belong to us. This is the ground upon which I centred parts of my address last year, when I said our humanity binds us more deeply than our faith or ethnic identity. Our humanity is represented by the bonds of blood, food, water and brotherhood that we share.”