By Kingsley Okoye, Abuja.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated the Christian faithful as they celebrate Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Lawan conveyed the felicitation via a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja on Saturday.
“I heartily rejoice with Christians in Nigeria as they celebrate this annual festival of the birth of Jesus Christ.
“The life and teachings of Jesus Christ enjoin his followers, through holy living, to be the light and salt that make the world brighter and better for mankind.
“Jesus Christ also commanded his followers to love their neighbours, just as they love themselves and to seek peace in the society.
“Abiding by those great instructions is important for Christians everywhere and for all of us in Nigeria, as we seek to build a virile and happy nation,” he said.
Lawan said the National Assembly would continue to promote good governance, for the nation to overcome its development challenges, as well as set the country firmly on the path of progress, peace and unity.
“The ninth National Assembly has been working with the Executive Arm (of Government) in the last three and a half years to improve service delivery by government and all its institutions, to raise the standard of living of Nigerians.
“In true spirit of this August occasion, let us also remember to pray for divine guidance for those piloting the affairs of our country, Nigeria,” he said.
The senate president wished all Nigerians a happy celebration.