By Ibrahim Bello, Birnin Kebbi.
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has urged Nigerians to continue to accord top priority to peaceful coexistence as they celebrate Christmas.
The governor made the call in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday in his Christmas message to the people of the state and the Christian faithful in the country
Bagudu appealed to all Nigerians to always be their brothers’ keepers, irrespective of factors such as religious, ethnic or political affiliations.
He said that the festive period was a time for sober reflections on the sterling messages of the Yuletide, with a view to using them to make Nigeria better.
According to him, such resounding messages entail the spirit of giving, by way of reaching out to the less-privileged citizens of the country.
Bagudu said that Christmas was an auspicious time to offer fervent prayers for sustainable peace, unity and socio-economic wellbeing of Nigeria.
He also called for prayers for the restoration of security across the nation and the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
Bagudu pledged his administration’s commitment to promoting interfaith harmony, while ensuring that all residents of the state were comfortable to conduct their lawful activities.
The governor wished all Christians happy Christmas celebrations and a prosperous new year.