21st November, 2022
Zenith Bank has launched the 2022 Christmas Light-Up Ceremony, held at the Ajose Adeogun Street Roundabout, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu, the Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, officiated the lighting ceremony on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
With the theme “Let There Be Light”, this year marks the 16th edition of the light-up ceremony at the Ajose Adeogun Roundabout.
The Light-Up event is an annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by Zenith Bank to celebrate the holiday season by beautifying Ajose Adeogun Street, which houses Zenith Bank’s corporate headquarters.
Ajose Adeogun Street has become an iconic location, attracting people from all walks of life who come to take pictures and videos of the wonderful spectacle, especially at night, and to enjoy the atmosphere of the street and season.
Speaking during the ceremony, Onyeagwu expressed his delight in heralding the yuletide season of 2022 through the iconic Ajose Adeogun Street lighting up.
In his words, “today is a unique day. It is unique in the sense that we are going to turn on the Christmas light and
activate the spirit of Christmas, which we usually have annually.
“It is also unique in the sense that we are honoured and delighted to have in our midst the wife of our Founder and Chairman, Mrs Kay Ovia”.
He praised Quantum Markets, the company responsible for the annual decorations, for the outstanding, very creative and extremely beautiful work that they have done.
According to him, “when you look at the Christmas set-up we have every year, it looks completely different, and there is no repetition of themes.
“And when we think we have seen it all, by the time a new one comes, it is something completely different and massively so. The one for this year, as I entered here, I was wondering if this is a theme park”.
Meanwhile, he urged everyone to imbibe the message and spirit of Christmas, which is about peace, love, forgiveness and above all, respect for humanity.
Onyeagwu prayed for peace in every home, business and in the country and that this year’s celebration would be like no other that we have seen.