Christmas: Pray for better years ahead, Gov Mohammed urges Christians

December 25, 2021
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BAUCHIBauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has urged Christians in the state to use the period of the Christmas celebration to reflect seriously on the routine spiritual deeds in the last year and pray to God for a better and prosperous Nigeria.

The Governor stated this in his goodwill message on the occasion, joined millions of Nigerians in congratulating Christians on this year’s Christmas celebration.

In a statement signed by Mukhtar Gidado, Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor, tasked Christian brothers and sisters to extend hands of fraternity and fellowship to the adherents of other religions and to equally reflect on the life and times of Jesus Christ who used his lifetime to preach peace, honesty, love and tolerance for the maintenance of peace and security of mankind.

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He said that the Christmas period should be an opportunity for Christians to cultivate the habit of love, respect and harmonious relationship with other members of the society even as he reiterated the need for mutual understanding and respect for one another as well as peaceful coexistence among other various groups.

“I want to use this auspicious occasion to on behalf of myself and the entire people of Bauchi State, extend my warm and sincere gratitude and goodwill to Christian brothers and sisters.”

“The primary objective of any responsible government is to ensure the security of lives and property of its citizens. To this end, my administration in collaboration with security agencies is committed to ensuring the safety of lives and property of all people residing in the state”

“The provision of infrastructural facilities across the state is aimed at stabilizing and strengthening the economic status of the state to become one of the states that have a strong economic base in the country,” the Governor said.

He said his administration is ready to provide the political will that will lead the state to the promised land and therefore all programs initiated and executed by the government are aimed at taking the majority of the people of the state out of poverty.

Governor Bala then applauded the support of citizens to his government since its inception and promised to continue to reciprocate the gesture by embarking on policies and programs that have a direct bearing on the lives of the people.

Governor Bala Mohammed appealed to all and sundry to support and cooperate with the state government by giving useful information on criminals and criminal activities in the state.

He prayed that the occasion will be observed peacefully and wished all Christians a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

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