By Amos Felicia Titilope, Abuja
As Christians all over the world celebrate Christmas, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff has urged Christians in Nigeria to reflect on the birth of Christ and imbibe his preaching on peace and love.
A statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, by the chief press secretary, to the deputy speaker, Wole Oladimeji, urged Nigerians irrespective of their religion inclination to learn how to tolerate each other and live together as one indivisible entity.
He also urged Christians to pray for the peace and progress of the country as this will automatically translate to progress and growth of the nation.
The statement reads in part, ‘‘I rejoice with all Nigerians in general and every Christian family in particular as we celebrate another Christmas in the land of the living and I pray that the joy associated with the season will be your portion.
“The belief generally is that the joy of Christmas is not limited to his unprecedented and miraculous birth, but is personality and activities which gave credence to His birth.
“The celebration of Christmas by Christians all over the world is built even more on the triumph of His death and resurrection that gave meaning to his birth because it was His resurrection that gave us hope against every hopeless situation.”
The deputy speaker also appealed to Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari the needed support in his efforts at combating corruption and Boko Haram.
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