The Deputy President of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has called on Nigerians to emulate the great virtues of humility, love, peace, forgiveness and reconciliation, which according to him are the real reasons for the coming of Jesus Christ.
Senator Ekweremadu, who made the call in his Christmas message to Nigerians, said Christmas was an opportunity to reflect on the humility of Christ and limitless love of God, who gave his only begotten son to be born as man in order to save and reconcile mankind unto himself.
While wishing Christian faithful and indeed all Nigerians a merry Christmas, Senator Ekweremadu also prayed God to guide the nation’s leaders on the path of Christly virtues of humility, fairness, Justice and kindness for the peace and speedy development of the country.
In his Christmas Message, the Traditional ruler of Udi, Igwe Chris Ogakwu has advised Nigerians to demonstrate patriotism and love for the country to ensure peaceful co-existence.
The nonagenarian traditional ruler noted that hate speeches and agitation from different groups could only draw the nation backwards.
Igwe Ogakwu urged government at all levels to be sincere in governance to earn the confidence and support of citizens.
He called on Christians to use this season to pray for the nation.
Also, the traditional ruler of Agulese Mmaku Awgu Local Government Area, Enugu State, Igwe Cypril Mmaduabuchi Nevobasi wants Nigerians to cherish and love one another always.
Igwe Nevobasi who gave the advice in a Christmas Message said the season should be a period of almsgiving and show of charity.
While calling for caution among motorists to ensure safety on roads; Igwe Nevobasi charged Nigerians to remain law abiding and shun negative tendencies.
Meanwhile, Nigerians are urged to remain thankful to God for preserving the life of President Mohammadu Buhari and everyone who is alive to witness this year’s Christmas.
The Chairman, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu made the call in a Christmas message to Nigerians.
Igwe Agubuzu advocated moderation in social and economic activities during the season.
The traditional ruler advised the rich to extend their benevolence to the poor in the spirit of the celebration.
MAUREEN OTUKWU & CHINWE CHUKWU