Governor of Osun, Gboyega Oyetola and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Timothy Owoeye have raised hope of the people of the state in the year 2020.
They spoke at the Christmas Carol and Night of Praises, tagged ‘Expression 01’, organised by the House of Assembly in Osogbo on Monday.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Wole Oyebamiji, Oyetola said, Christmas is a festival for the remembrance and celebration of the birth of Christ whose life symbolises peace, love, sacrifice, giving, tolerance and other tenets engrained in service to humanity.
He said: “As we celebrate Christmas and praise our Creator, let us all manifest the above-mentioned tendencies to our neighbours, especially love and giving. Christ came principally for the poor and the needy. Let us all remember and reach out to them as we bask in the euphoria of the Yuletide.
“As believers, we should always remember that aesthetically in the poor and the needy, is one of the principal ways of attracting God’s blessing”, the governor said.
Owoeye while addressing the congregation said, Christmas season is a period of love and sacrifice, saying these are the things required to ensure that the government realises its dream for the development of the state.
“This is a season of thanksgiving, love and tolerance. It is a period that we must all learn from the lessons of the birth of Jesus Christ.
“We must all learn to be our brother’s keepers, love our neighbours so that the death of Jesus Christ will not be in vain”, Owoeye stressed.
Also, Speaker, Ekiti House of Assembly, Honourable Funminiyi Afuye commended the Osun Assembly for showing leadership, saying the gathering was a show of love to the citizens of the state.