The Vice Chancellor of Edwin Clark University ( ECU ), Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Prof. Timothy O. Olagbemiro, has called on Nigerians to show love to one another at Christmas more than ever before.
In his opening address at the Fourth Edition of the Nine Lessons and Carols of the University, the VC encouraged Nigerians to use the period of Christmas to reach out to the needy, especially in the society at the Yuletide, pointing out that the season was all about giving as Jesus is the reason for the season.
He said; “Today we are having the fourth edition of our Christmas carol together where the students are going to show their talents and we have also invited other churches to add colour to the ceremony. Christmas is in the air already. Christmas is a time of happiness, time of joy and we are all celebrating together. As we celebrate, let us remember the needy in the society and reach out to one another because Christmas will be meaningless if we do not show love to one another.”
The VC added: “Here in the University, we put God first in all that we do and we are bringing up students of the institution with the fear of God. This land was quite empty, nobody was here, and no soul was here except animals and insects. Now we are here to inhabit the land; we should celebrate Christ in this land and we want to add value to people around here. This University has come to stay. I believe this time is a time of giving.
In his exhortation, Pastor Kolawole Oniwide of Life Faith Church, Ughelli, harped on the need for Nigerians to draw closer to God for their personal salvation.
He also used the opportunity to implore the rich to show greater love to the poor at Christmas and always.
Our correspondent reports that several churches took part in the fourth edition of the Christmas Carols of the Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.