Senator Godswill Akpabio, the president of the Senate, has urged Nigerians to be resilient and positive in the face of adversity as they celebrate Christmas alongside the rest of the globe.
Akpabio claims that Christmas is a time to consider Jesus’ teachings, which were centred on neighbourly love, peaceful coexistence, and deference to established authority.
“As you celebrate, I urge you not only to merry but also, continue to pray for our dear country, Nigeria and our leaders, show love to one another and continue to reflect on the life of Jesus Christ, especially his humility, sacrifice, love for neighbour, and loyalty to God,” said Eseme Eyiboh, Akpabio’s special adviser on media and publicity, in a statement released yesterday in Abuja.
“I am confident that with your prayers and support, the current administration will wipe away your tears in the not too distant future,” stated Akpabio, encouraging Nigerians to have faith in their leaders, especially the current administration led by President Bola Tinubu.
“In this season of joy, may Jesus’ birth echo within us all, guiding our thoughts, our words, and our actions. May His hope reignite our spirits, encouraging us to spread love and kindness to those around us. Each small act of goodwill can illuminate a life, bringing light to the darkest corners of our world.
“Christmas is a time when hope fills the air, when merriment and goodwill permeate our hearts. Yet, amidst the glittering lights and festive cheer, it is essential to remember the reason for this season, the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. In a world grappling with uncertainty, strife, and challenges, Jesus remains the beacon of hope, offering solace and assurance to all who seek Him.”
On his part, the Leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, celebrated Christmas with his constituents in Ekiti Central, distributing 3,000 bags of rice to them across the state.