The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has congratulated Christian faithful across the country, particularly those resident in FCT, on the occasion of Christmas celebration and advised them to pray for peace and continued unity of Nigeria.
The Minister who gave this advise in his Christmas Message also urged Christians to use the occasion to reflect on the life of Jesus Christ and imbibe his teachings.
He reminded Christians that the life of Jesus Christ is primarily premised on selflessness, sacrifice, patience, modesty as well as spirituality, and should be the focal point on this auspicious day.
Malam Bello remarked that the celebration calls for sober reflection and spiritual rejuvenation as Jesus Christ lived his life for mankind.
The Minister urged Christians to imbibe the spirit of Christmas especially the lessons from the life and times of Jesus Christ to assist the nation move out of its present economic predicaments.
His words: “As you pray for the nation, I enjoin you to also pray for its leadership, for God to continue to guide, protect and give President Muhammadu Buhari, the strength and the wisdom to steer the affairs of the nation to effectively surmount the present challenges being experienced.”
The Minister used the occasion to charge all residents of the Federal Capital Territory irrespective of our religious belief or political inclination to continue to live in peace and harmony.
While assuring that the FCT Administration would continue to guarantee the security of the lives and property of all residents of the Federal Capital Territory, the Minister said that all security outfits in the Territory are adequately prepared to be on top of any unexpected security breach during and after the festive period.
The Minister, however, counseled that security should be made the business of every resident of the Territory by always reporting any suspicious movement to the law enforcement agents.
Muhammad Hazat Sule FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Saturday, December 24, 2016.