To commemorate God’s faithfulness to the organization in the previous year, the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) performed its annual Christmas Carol/End of The Year Thanksgiving ceremony.
The event which took place at the Authority’s headquarters, Ijora Olopa, was witnessed by LAWMA’s management and staff, as well as friends and well-wishers.
In his opening remarks, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, praised God for protecting the Authority’s employees over the previous year despite the numerous difficulties they experienced on behalf of the Executive Director, of Finance, Mr Kunle Adebiyi.
Odumboni also appreciated the state government, for its immense support, which resulted in improved waste management operations, towards achieving a cleaner and livable Lagos.
He appreciated members of staff of the agency for their resilience and dedication to duty in the outgoing year, admonishing them to keep up the good work in 2023.
While wishing Lagosians a merry Christmas and a happy new year, he urged residents to always support the efforts of the Authority in making the state better for all.
Delivering a sermon on the theme of the event, “God’s Mercy Endureth Forever”, Pastor C. E. O. Oluwatomisin of the Christ Apostolic Church, said it was God’s mercy that preserved the Authority’s staff members in all their operations throughout the year 2022.
The guest minister highlighted the importance of divine mercy in the life of an individual, and further led special prayers for Nigeria¸ Lagos State and LAWMA.
The first Bible reading of the day, taken from the book of Isaiah 9: 6 – 7, was done by the Chief Medical Director, LAWMA Clinic, Dr Modupe Okoh; while the second Bible reading, from the book of Luke 1: 26 – 31, was done by Mr Sunday Osekita, Assistant General Manager, Internal Audit.
The high point of the event was the rendition of hymns and special songs by the Emmanuel Chapel Choir, which led the congregation in high praise and worship as well as a special feature by the chapel’s children.