Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Christians as they celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
In a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, the Deputy Speaker urged Christians to use the occasion of Christmas to reflect on the teachings of Christ, which entails love for neighbour, peaceful coexistence and loyalty to constituted authority.
He advised all Christians to continue to pray for the growth and development of the nation in spite of the current challenges it is going through.
“On behalf of my family, my constituents and indeed the House of Representatives, I wish to sincerely congratulate all our Christian brothers and sisters on the celebration of the feast of Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ,” he said.
” As you celebrate, continue to pray for the nation and reflect on the life of Jesus Christ, his humility, sacrifice, love for neighbour and loyalty to God and constituted authority.
“As you celebrate this great occasion and may our nation Nigeria experience peace in all its ramifications and may we overcome our security challenges.”
The Deputy Speaker enjoined Nigerians particularly Christians to use the opportunity offered by Christmas to pray for the end of COVID-19 global pandemic.
According to him, “we are currently passing through difficult health challenges as evidenced in the daily increase of COVID-19 cases that have claimed the lives of many Nigerians. The Christmas period is an opportunity for all Christians to pray for an end to this pandemic
He urged all Christians to respect the restriction on congregational worship and take responsibility for their safety against the virus.