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Okowa to Nigerians: Pray for greater peace, love and unity of Nigeria at Christmas

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Delta Governors, Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Nigerians on the occasion of this year’s Christmas, saying it’s a season to celebrate peaceful co-existence and show love to one another.

Christians all over the world are celebrating Christmas.

In a statement on Sunday in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the Governor tasked Christians to offer special prayers during the yuletide for greater peace, love, unity, peaceful co-existence and progress of Nigeria.

“I call on all Christians; indeed, all Deltans and all residents in Delta State, to reflect on the virtues and teachings of Jesus Christ in their lives and activities so that Nigeria and indeed the world would be a better place for all of us. I congratulate all Christians for witnessing yet another Christmas season. I advise all of you to use the festive period for sober reflections and total spiritual renewals and devotion towards living in peace and harmony with adherents of other religions.

“The birth of Jesus Christ being celebrated at Christmas, should be used to promote peace, love, understanding and unity, including the display of the spirit of tolerance in the accomplishment of our vision of building a better State and country. I wish to admonish all Christians to emulate Jesus Christ in words and deeds, imbibe the core lessons of freedom, love, tolerance, sacrifice, generosity and peaceful co-existence, which Christ stood for.”

The Governor commended Christian religious leaders and their counterparts of other faiths in the state for conducting themselves peacefully in their religious activities and for joining government in promoting religious and ethnic harmony in the state.