- As the world celebrates this festive season, Goodluck Jonathan is wishing the world peace
- The ex-president said in this season of Christmas, everyone needed to imbibe the spirit of love
- According to him, the world will be a better place if people rededicate themselves to kindness and compassion
Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas.
In a post on his Facebook handle, the former Nigerian leader noted that 2020 has been a tough year, especially having to deal with the dreaded and deadly coronavirus pandemic.
According to him, the world needs love during this festive period. He said everyone needs to imbibe this spirit of love to heal everything that is broken in the world.
Jonathan added that Christmas is a commemoration that connects the world to love, selflessness, sacrifice and solidarity, which he said are virtues Christ propagated.
His message read in part:
"Jesus' message of salvation speaks to the essence of both spiritual deliverance and earthly redemption. It is a constant reminder that humanity will have a more peaceful existence if people of the world rededicate themselves to friendship, kindness and compassion."
Responding to his message, Nigerians were spotted in the comment section also wishing Jonathan and his family well.
Araba Surajudeen Adewale wrote:
"Merry Christmas sir and happy New year in advance! The man of peace! The heroes of our unstoppable democracy! The wall that will never fall! The best president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria."
Louis Ebhojie commented"
"We can survive together when we put aside negative attitudes and sentiments. At Christmas we celebrate with your Excellency and pray that God will intervene for our nation."
Uzomba M Uche stated:
"Merry Christmas and happy new year sir. Your life and character is an example that love is the greatest asset the world needs in this time of pandemic."
Meanwhile, due to the arrival of the Yuletide season and preparation for the New Year, the Nigeria Police Force reeled-out safety and precautionary security measures.
The measures are aimed at helping those planning to travel by land (train and vehicles) and air to keep guard.
Nigerians have been advised to avoid making calls in the public and to also handle transaction calls with care in order to avoid being trailed by people trying to perpetrate evils.
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