The Lagos state commissioner for information and strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso was one of the guests at City People today when the Magazine marked its 24th anniversary.
Mr Omotoso who represented the governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu spoke extensively on what the government is doing to lift Lagos from its current state of ruin back to its former level as the center of excellence in Nigeria.
Also present at the event was Pastor Dotun Ojelabi, the founder of Covenant Harvest Christian International Ministry, a popular Lagos based church. He was a guest at the corporate head office of Nigeria’s first soft sell and celebrity magazine, City People which clocked 24.
At the thanksgiving service on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Pastor Ojelabi gave a message of hope to City People, Lagos, and the country at large. Reiterating the fact that Lagos would come out of its current state of downcast following the various damages that ensued from the #EndSARS protest to a city that would be reckoned with all over the world.
In his message, the Man of God who turned 50 a few months ago noted important points that will distinguish a man and bring him from the point of hopelessness to the point of celebration. Below are excerpts from his message.
Investment in knowledge Prov 11:9, Eccl 7:12: true knowledge is an advantage. When people are peddling lie, it will begin to kill people. What you know is what distinguishes you in life. Dan 11:32. There is nothing you can achieve if you can conceptualize it. You will know that you have acquired knowledge by your application of wisdom in the situation you have found yourself. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest – Benjamin Franklin
Preparation is key for 2021 and beyond. Prov 30:25. By failing to prepare, it is a preparation to fail – Benjamin Franklin. God doesn’t do anything that he is not prepared for. There is a need to prepare for everything coming your way in the new year. The second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is already killing but we have to be fully prepared health-wise.
Power of diligence: it is time for you to double your hard work. You have to work harder, do double in the coming year. Prov 12:24. You can’t be diligent and be stranded.
Careful planning: Leave out things that you do not need to do. It is not the time for show-off but a time to rebuild. The Nehemiah principle should be applied here. Work hard, pray hard and be fully prepared for the far and near future. Everyone must be involved in these things.