Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has joined Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria and around the world in celebrating Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ which he said is significant because of the message of hope, love and compassion it carries.
Governor Lalong in a Christmas message said the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ gave hope to mankind and restored humanity from destruction.
He said Christmas celebrations should therefore be a period where Christians demonstrate the attributes of Jesus Christ to the world and live up to his teachings by their conduct.
While rejoicing with Nigerians, he said the celebrations should not be overshadowed by challenges that the nation is passing through because there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Lalong advised Christians to extend their love to those who are underprivileged or persons of different faiths just as Jesus did during his earthy Ministry which earned him reverence and honour that is still being celebrated today.
He called on Nigerians to unite and focus on living sacrificially as well as working for the general good rather than being selfish, which is contrary to the lifestyle and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Governor while wishing Nigerians peaceful celebrations, called for vigilance against criminals who might be planning to use the yuletide period to cause chaos and engage in activities that endanger peace and security of citizens.