Abbas, Kalu Greet Nigerians on Christmas, Urge Peace, Kindness to One Another
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen has felicitated with Nigerian Christians as they join the rest of the world to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
In a statement he personally signed, the Speaker, however, urged all Nigerians to “imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ” which were anchored on “love and sacrifice.”
“The statement reads:
“I felicitate with our Christian brothers and sisters during this period of Christmas.
“Let us use the occasion to ponder on the issues affecting our daily lives as a nation and how we can best address them, both as leaders and followers, the government and the governed.
“As a people, we have come a long way . Therefore, we should continue to unite and remain one. Let’s emulate the life of Jesus Christ and imbibe his teachings, which were about love and sacrifice.
Similarly, the Deputy Speaker, Hon Benjamin Kalu has called on Nigerians to “show kindness to one another” in the spirit of Christmas which is what the birth of Christ represents to humanity.
The Deputy Speaker in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Press Affairs, Udora Orizu noted that Christmas which is marked to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, calls for reflection, emulation and dedication to his teachings and ways.
He enjoined Christians and indeed Nigerians in general to pray for the country amidst challenges, and show love and kindness to one another, especially the less privileged.
Noting that peaceful co-existence is needed for development to take place, the Deputy Speaker assured Nigerians that the future of the nation will be brighter under the purposeful, caring, renewed hope leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Deputy Speaker said, “On behalf of my family and the good people of Bende Federal Constituency, I wish to congratulate Christians all over the country as we celebrate Christmas, which marks the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“I enjoin Christians and other Nigerians to pray for the country amidst challenges, and show love and kindness to one another, especially the less privileged. I also appeal for peaceful co-existence, which is needed for development to take place. I assure you that the future of the nation will be brighter under the purposeful, caring, renewed hope leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I wish you a wonderful Christmas celebration. Happy holidays.”