Every 1st of December, a song plays over in my mind – ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ – and this year is no exception. I am excited.
Since Monday December 1st, I have been dreaming of Christmas, my most wonderful time of the year (call me childish if you like) where I will hopefully get to vacation till I drop, spend time with my family, hug my laptop and complete work on my script ideas, read novels, eat and drink without feeling guilty and generally, jonze about. You know the feeling…
Not until I attended this event last week Thursday, I realised my thoughts of Christmas have been centred on me and my family. Last week, I attended the town hall meeting of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund and its stakeholders. Our able Lagos state governor, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, mounted the podium and gave a sincere speech that got me thinking. No, I’m not talking political speech here though I know there must certainly have been undertones especially at a politically charged period like this.
He gave a brief history of the Trust Fund highlighting its achievements till date – how crime has been kept to a minimum in Lagos since the past 3 years. I do remember the countless robberies at several banks years ago which I noticed have reduced.
That’s not my focus though.