Christmas: Nigerians should love each other despite differences – Atiku
By Jacob Onjewu Dickson
The season of Christmas should be used by all Nigerians as a period of celebration to show love to one another irrespective of their religious beliefs and to reflect on the love of God which is always so abundant and overflowing, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has advised.
In a press release issued in Abuja by his media office, the Turakin Adamawa said that the birth of Jesus Christ shows God’s love for mankind as well as rekindles hope that the creator wishes that His people will live a full and happy life on earth and hereafter if they follow the example of Jesus Christ.
Atiku Abubakar stated that the season is one of hope reborn just like hope and confidence is born anew in our country Nigeria with the ascension to power of a government that is preaching the gospel of change and renewal and have taken sure-footed steps to show that a new era is here.
The former Vice President said this year’s celebration is significant and special because it was in this year’s national elections that the 16 year old prayer of the Nigerian people of all faiths for a purposeful and more responsive government was answered with a new government and a new political party in power.
The Turaki said the long national prayers and supplication for a good leader was answered with the election of Muhammadu Buhari as President who is well-known as a man of integrity and who abhors corruption.
Acknowledging that the economic situation in the country is not rosy at the moment, the former Vice President enjoined the Christian community and all Nigerians to celebrate with joy as possible, in the understanding that the future of the country would be better.