- The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has joined other prominent Nigerian politicians to felicitate with Christians on another Christmas Day celebration
- Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the House of Representatives has greeted Christians for witnessing another December 25 which he encapsulated in an image form
APC chieftain, Tinubu; Speaker Gbajabiamila and other prominent Nigerians have rejoiced with Christians in Nigeria as they mark Christmas.
Tinubu issued a Press Statement regarding his message to Christians as parts of it are presented below:
“As we give thanks to God for His mercies, we do not and cannot forget those who we have lost for they were our brothers and sisters, they have been our friends and neighbours, they were important and loved members of our national family.
“More so than in most prior years, we are thankful for Christmas Day for the spirit and teachings of Jesus Christ provide a precious gift unto us.
“If we but use this gift wisely in our relationships with one another we shall emerge from this turbulent storm a better and more just nation, a more compassionate people with a more hopeful future.
“In normal times, Christmas offers Nigerians of all faiths an opportunity to gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Unfortunately, I must beseech you to forgo such large gatherings this year for the sake of our collective health.
“In its essence, Christmas is a celebration of life and this year we best celebrate life by doing what we must do to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this terrible virus.
“Yet we also must take solace in the fact that nothing, not even this virus can rob us of the spirit of Christmas and the hope and brotherly love it represents.”
Also, a former lawmaker from Kaduna state, Senator Shehu Sani tweeted his Christmas message as follows:
“A merry Christmas and happy new year in advance to the Orphans and Widows left behind by our forces and servicemen in the frontlines of the war against Bandits and Terrorists. And to the families of the victims of the violence and killings over the year.”
Many other serving and former political office holders have wished Christians in Nigeria a warm Christmas celebration.