- On the joyous occasion of this year’s Christmas, President Buhari has felicitated with all Nigerians, particularly Christians
- The Nigerian leader in his Christmas message urged citizens to trust in his administration’s commitment to restore peace, security, and prosperity
- President Buhari also appealed to Nigerians to give the military and other security agencies more time to put an end to insecurity
President Muhammadu Buhari sent a Christmas message to Nigerians, particularly the Christian faithful as they mark the 2020 Christmas celebrations.
In a message released by his media team, President Buhari stated that the commemoration of the Christmas season represents joy, peace, hope, love, goodwill, and imminent salvation.
He also noted that it is an occasion to draw inspiration from the worthy values which Jesus’ advent symbolises as they are very much needed in Nigeria at this time when Nigerians are confronted with diverse challenges including banditry, kidnappings, insurgency, economic recession, and COVID-19.
The Nigerian leader went on to urge all citizens of the country to reinvest trust in his administration’s unwavering commitment to restore peace, security, and prosperity.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's defence minister, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd), sent an important message to Christians ahead of Christmas celebrations.
Magashi called on Christians as they celebrate the birth of Christ to pray for Nigeria to overcome its security challenges.
The defence minister who gave the charge in a statement on Thursday, December 24, noted that the least appreciation Nigerians can show to the soldiers who are fighting patriotically on the frontlines is to pray for them and be security conscious at this time.
In a related development, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered 24/7 water-tight security arrangement across the country as Nigerians prepare to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
Adamu also ordered proactive high visibility patrols in all the states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This was released in a statement by the force public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Thursday, December 24, and made available to Legit.ng.
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