Use Christmas time to initiate peace and unity, Nigerians urged
A former secretary of the government of Oyo State, Alhaji Sharafadeen Alli, called on Nigerians to view the Christmas season as a good time to establish peace and unity among all.
Alli, who is the Ekefa-Balogun from Ibadanland, made the appeal in his Christmas message to the Christian faithful and made available to journalists in Ibadan on Saturday.
He urged Christians to use the Christmas season to show kindness to their brothers and sisters, especially disadvantaged members of society.
The former secretary of the Oyo state government urged the right people to reflect on their past and embrace tolerance, saying this is one of the key attributes of Jesus Christ.
Alli identified the virtues embodied by Jesus Christ as love, care, selflessness and compassion for people, especially the weak, vulnerable and disadvantaged in society.
In a related post, renowned businessman Dr Olusola Ayandele urged Nigerians to embrace the art of kindness, love and selflessness as they celebrate Christmas.
Ayandele, in a statement signed by her personal assistant, Sola Adeleke, called on Nigerians, especially Christians, to embrace the virtues of humility, selflessness and love in their daily activities.
Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports Ayandele is APC leader and contender for the South Oyo Senate District
Ayandele said Christmas is a reminder that we are our brother’s keeper and that we should allow ourselves to show the spirit of joy that marks the season of Christ’s birth.
âChristmas is a season that explains the depth of God’s love for humanity and the exemplary sacrifice that we must emulate in our relations with our neighbors, regardless of status or religious body.
âThis season is another opportunity to increase our acts of kindness and to reach out to the less privileged in our society and to initiate development ideas for the growth of the nation,â he said.
Ayandele said embracing these virtues would allow them to contribute their quotas to the task of building a better society for all.
The Senate candidate urged citizens to pray fervently for Nigeria and remain optimistic about the emergence of a more peaceful, stable and prosperous Nigeria despite the current challenges.
âChristians use Yuletide to show love to other people in society, regardless of their diversity, beliefs, cultures and ethnicities.
âAll of this is imperative for the coming of Jesus Christ to this world.
“We must make it our duty to pray for our dear country and to join with governments at all levels to eradicate the challenges of insecurity, instability and poverty that currently plague our society,” he said. -he declares.
According to him, the Olusola Ayandele Foundation, headquartered in Molete, Ibadan, distributed food, gifts and various sums of money to different categories of people without any form of discrimination.
“What we have done over the years and we will continue to do so, even after the festivities, because the aim is to alleviate the suffering of people in society,” he said. (NOPE)