ABUJA – Senate President, Abubakar Saraki, Speaker House of Representatives, Rt.Hon Yakubu Dogara have preached love,unity and peace in the country,saying 2019 elections must be credible,transparant.
In his Christmas message, Saraki said:”I wish all Nigerians a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. I want to call on Christians, in particular, and Nigerians, in general, to emulate the virtues of Christ, who through self-sacrifice brought salvation to humanity”
As we move towards a new year, let us all collectively resolve to play our constitutional roles as citizens to ensure that our nation has peaceful, credible, free and transparent elections in February and March 2019 polls”
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of the season, which is the love of God for humanity.
In a Christmas message to Nigerians, the speaker noted that it was because of the love of God for humanity that He allowed His son to come into the world for the ultimate goal of redemption, saying such selfless love is what Christians should reflect in their dealings with one another.
He further stated that God’s solution to humanity’s problems is love and embracing God’s Love will put an end to wanton killings, ethnic and religious clashes and other evils that retard the growth and development of the country.
He also urged everyone to be steadfast in prayer for Nigeria and use this occasion to practice the love of God by sharing whatever they have with the needy and underprivileged in the society.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state in his Christmas message said :”It is with great delight that I salute our Christian community on the occasion of Christmas. For 2000 years, Christmas has symbolised hope and goodwill. It marks the birth of Jesus Christ, the prince of peace, who message of faith, tolerance and compassion echoes through the ages”
Jesus Christ has been described as the prince of peace. Let us all use this holy moment to pray for peace in our land, and to commit to do our utmost for peace in our communities. With faith in God, let us work together to create a state of harmony where everybody can thrive, without fear or rancour. Let us pray for our country, and let us all work for its progress and security
I wish the Christian community happy celebrations. Merry Christmas!!!”
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