President Bola Tinubu has reminded Nigerians that the birth of Jesus Christ was a time for people to watch out for one another, as Christians celebrate the occasion around the globe.
Additionally, President Tinubu acknowledged that certain sacrifices had been made as a result of the reforms his administration was putting in place to create a more affluent and peaceful country for all.
He implored the populace to hold on, reiterating his promise to lead with empathy, vision, and dedication.
The President, in his Christmas message, yesterday, said: “Christmas is a special time of the year for all of us. For Christians, this time of the year marks the birth of Jesus Christ and celebrates the hope and redemption that are the hallmarks of Christ’s life.
“For people of all faiths, this is an opportunity to enjoy the company of family, celebrate life, and delight in the gifts of love and friendship that make life worthwhile.
“This is also a time to look out for each other because amid the festivities, this time of year for many will be tinged with sadness: some mourning the loss of loved ones and others grieving the hopes that failed to materialise and the dreams that fell short.
“In the spirit of Christmas, reflecting the best of Christ, let us all endeavour to extend the warm embrace of kindness to those around us who need it and let the multiple acts of kindness serve as a light that guides us into a happy and wonderful new year.
“This year has been a time of transformation and relentless change in our country. And I am aware that the necessary reforms we are implementing to achieve a more prosperous, peaceful nation for all have imposed unique sacrifices.