Reporter : CHRISTIAN NWANGENE
Nigerians are urged not to despair with the unfortunate developments in the country, but put their confidence in the ability of God to turn things around for good.
The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Enugu State Chapter, the Reverend Emmanuel Ositadinma Edeh, gave the encouragement while delivering his Christmas Message.
The Reverend Edeh, encouraged wealthy Nigerians to remember the less privileged to enable them share in the joy of the season.
The CAN Chairman who doubles as the Chairman, Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Enugu State, reminded the rich in the society that touching and putting smiles on the faces of the less privileged ones was the reason for the season.
He expressed regret that the economic situation in the country caused by the recession and the destruction of peoples’ property during the hijacked #ENDSARS protest, had made it impossible for many to provide for themselves.
“In this Christmas season, which reminds us of God’s love to humanity, and sacrifices, I urge our leaders to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice, be Christlike, be humble, initiate programmes that will lift the ordinary people out of poverty, hunger, and unemployment,” the Rev. Edeh admonished.
While stressing that the Christmas season reminds Christians of God’s sacrificial love for humanity, the CAN State Chairman advised political leaders to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice and initiate programmes that would lift Nigerians out of poverty, hunger and unemployment.
“All I want to urge Christians in this very country to do is to, please be their brother’s and sister’s keeper, let nobody eat without remembering that his brother or sister, or even the close door neighbour may have his or her children crying.
“I plead with Nigerians, politicians, people who are highly placed and those who are well to do to do, to do more in remembering the downtrodden, they are increasing in number,” the CAN state chairman appealed.
On the insecurity currently ravaging the country, the Reverend Edeh, cautioned politicians against politising or playing with the lives of Nigerians, urging them to find practical solutions that will check insecurity in the nation.