GOVERNOR Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday attributed the regular development of the State in all sectors to God’s intervention, simply as he mentioned that with divine course, the state will proceed to make nice strides all year long.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (third proper); his spouse, Bolanle (third left); Basic Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (2nd proper); his spouse, Pastor (Mrs) Folu (proper); Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola (left) and his spouse, Temitope (2nd left) through the Y2017 Annual Thanksgiving Service on the Lagos Home, Ikeja, on Sunday, January eight, 2017.
Talking on the particular Thanksgiving Service to usher within the New Yr held on the Lagos Home in Ikeja, Ambode recalled the grim financial outlook predicted for 2016 and his assurance that the state would towards, all odds, make considerable progress, saying that with God’s steering, the state witnessed a quantum leap in main sectors of the economic system.
The governor stated: “Precisely a 12 months in the past, we had been gathered right here. As a part of my needs, I said that regardless of the grim financial outlook predicted in lots of quarters, Lagos State ought to develop in leaps and bounds and be affluent.
“Little doubt, God has been devoted. As we covet better prosperity for all of us right here and the state this yr, we’re assured that our God won’t ever fail us. Lagos State will witness nice surprises in each sector in 2017. We’re decided and God keen, we will proceed to realize an all-inclusive progress and prosperity within the State.
Whereas alluding to the importance of this 12 months’s thanksgiving service, which coincided with the state’s golden jubilee anniversary, Ambode mentioned God has certainly been devoted to the state prior to now years, and as such it was essential to point out appreciation and supplication to Him.
He mentioned the service, irrespective of spiritual affiliation, additionally supplied the chance to reaffirm religion in God and perception in His grace to make the hopes and aspirations for the yr develop into a actuality.
“We imagine that as we’re gathered this night to reward Him and glorify His Holy identify, new doorways and home windows of alternatives shall be opened for us as people, as a state and a nation.
“We need to formally welcome all different States and Governors to the 12 months 2017. We be part of arms collectively as Lagosians to want Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari, who had as soon as worshipped right here with us up to now, Completely satisfied New 12 months, and pray that God will honour him as he leads the ship of the nation to its rightful vacation spot,” he stated.
Apart from, Ambode, who thanked religious leaders for his or her ceaseless prayers and sensible counsel, prayed for God’s anointing to repeatedly circulation of their lives, whereas urging Nigerians to proceed to wish for the state, the nation and her leaders, particularly to make sure a nation that each one could be happy with.
In his sermon, Normal Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye mentioned for folks to expertise a brand new starting, they should be prepared to observe God fully and serve Him in reality and spirit.
Whereas drawing his textual content from Exodus three:1-eight, Genesis 18:1-eight and Mark 10:forty six-fifty two amongst others, Pastor Adeboye additionally admonished Nigerians to depart the camp of the satan and embrace God’s camp, in addition to settle for the invitation of God.
The service additionally featured music ministrations, bible readings and prayers for the State Governor and his household, the Govt, Legislature and the Judiciary in addition to for the federal, state, native authorities and parastatals.
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