- Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has sent a powerful message to Kogites on the occasion of Christmas
- Governor Bello urged Kogites to reflect on the joy and peace the world enjoyed on the first Christmas
- The governor then expressed gratitude to the people of the state for their cooperation with efforts of his administration
Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has described Jesus Christ as one of the greatest unifying figures in the history of mankind who signifies salvation, peace and goodwill for humanity.
This was contained in the governor's Christmas message to the people of Kogi state where he enjoined them to see the period as a fitting time to renew their sense of wonder at the events surrounding Christ's birth in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago.
Governor Bello urged Kogites to reflect on the joy and peace the world enjoyed on the first Christmas where wise men from far and shepherds from nearby hills, representing all classes of men, joined angels from heaven to herald the arrival of Christ.
He reminded everyone that the peaceful coexistence of all mankind was one of the principal and irreducible ideals for which Jesus Christ came to earth, even as he invited all to continually uphold same in their words and deeds within their available spaces.
“Since my assumption of office, the Kogi state government has taken deliberate steps to bring peace and unite our people across ethnic and religious divides. This is in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ which urge us to love our neighbour as our own self.
“Our ultimate goal is a Kogi state in which every citizen can live and blossom irrespective of his or her religious or ethnic background,” he said.
The governor then expressed gratitude to the people of the state for their cooperation with efforts of his administration to engender peace among them even as he enjoined them to continue to support his administration in perseverance his task to bring accelerated and sustainable development to the state.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, Senator Uba Sani, has sent a powerful message to influential Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration.
The senator advised those who have the financial wherewithal to help and uplift the poor, the weak and the sick in their areas.
He said the celebration of Christmas signifies hope, joy, peace and compassion, adding that the poor and the weak must be assisted no matter how small it might be.
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