Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated Christians in the country for witnessing yet another Christmas, urging them to continue to live peacefully in love and harmony with one another and with adherents of other religions.
According to him: “Christmas is a season to give and expect little in return. A time to preach peace and love. A time to forgive, be more united and forge ahead in the crucial task of building a very strong and vibrant nation”.
Fayemi in a Christmas message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, said that God used the birth of Jesus Christ to pass the message of peace and love to the world.
The former Ekiti Governor noted that being alive to witness another Christmas is a privilege, judging by the prevailing circumstances in the nation in particular and the world at large. This, he said, calls for celebration.
Fayemi, however advised Christians to celebrate in moderation and to devote much time to appreciate God for His mercies and to reflect on the developmental challenges in the country, with a view to seeking God’s intervention.
While noting that Jesus Christ lived up to his appellation as the “Prince of Peace”, Fayemi called on Nigerians irrespective of their religious affiliations to tow the line of peace which the country needs presently.
He urged Christians to emulate Jesus Christ in words and indeed, adding: “God has used Christmas to teach us the lessons of humility and that He has the power to do all things”.