President Buhari’s Christmas Message To Nigerians

He shared his personal Christmas message to Nigerians via social media. Read below
Dear Compatriots,
I
heartily rejoice with all Nigerians, particularly our Christian
brothers and sisters, on this year’s celebration of the birth of Jesus
Christ.
As
we celebrate this year’s Christmas, I believe that it is very
appropriate for us to reflect on the love of God aptly espoused in the
teachings and lifestyle of Jesus Christ.

During
his earthly sojourn, Jesus Christ repeatedly reminded his disciples and
followers of peace that comes in the midst of trials and tribulations
on earth.
There is no better time than now in our nation’s history to pray for divine guidance to get over our current challenges.
We
can have peace in Nigeria if we all learn to tolerate and appreciate
one another, respect constituted authority; and be our brothers’ keepers
in word and deed.
During this period, we
should remember to offer special prayers to God for all our heroic
citizens who paid the supreme price to restore peace and security in the
North East and other flash points in the country. Let us also remember
in our prayers the security forces in the frontline in the continuing
battle to rid our nation of terrorism and violence.
We
must not forget the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in our midst
and those who have suffered untold hardship as a result of activities of
insurgents and terrorists.
Our immediate
priority is to alleviate the poverty of Nigerians by quickly stimulating
the economy. I assure Nigerians that our government is doing its best
to make life easier for all.
Let us therefore, renew our hope in the God-ordained unity, progress and prosperity of our great nation.
I wish all travellers safe movements and a memorable holiday as we celebrate with our family and friends.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!


MUHAMMADU BUHARI
President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
December 24, 2016.