President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with Nigerians on Christmas, and has given the reassurance of higher days forward.
In his 2017 Christmas message on Saturday, he mentioned: “I’m deeply satisfied that higher days lie forward for us as a nation as we make progress on all the key fronts the place we’ve got set our energies to surmount the challenges.’’
He mentioned that the federal government had stepped up efforts to halt the upsurge in unlawful trans-border motion.
Buhari mentioned effort is on to “halt this wickedness in opposition to the upwardly cell era, and have evacuated a few of our compatriots stranded overseas’’.
“We attraction to them to shun the attract of embarking on such perilous journeys.
“Lately, we’ve got witnessed an upsurge within the actions of trans-border syndicates who lure our youths to trendy slavery by irregular migration.’’
He additionally urged Nigerians to assist and pray for Nigerian troopers who’re engaged within the battle in opposition to insurgents and people engaged in bringing peace to the nation.
“By the identical token, and protecting with the spirit of the season, our gallant troops serving within the frontlines within the battle in opposition to insurgency; these wounded, mendacity within the hospital, in addition to civilians who’ve suffered the brunt of evil and depraved parts these previous years, deserve our fervent goodwill and sustained prayers.
“The private fortitude of those people will proceed to encourage us to victory as we flip the tide in opposition to the enemy and annihilate those that work in opposition to the unity of our nation.
“ As we have a good time this Yuletide season, allow us to commit a while to hope and admire the sacrifices of members of our armed providers to maintain our nation protected and safe.’’
He additionally urged Nigerians to recollect to supply refuge to those that couldn’t get pleasure from Christmas at dwelling with their households, or have been pushed from their houses by insurgency or violence, significantly the Internally Displaced Persons.
“I felicitate with all Nigerians, significantly our Christian brothers and sisters, on the event of this yr’s Christmas day celebration.
“The commemoration of the beginning of Jesus Christ is a crucial alternative for us to indicate love to at least one one other and encourage unity by spending high quality time with our buddies, households and the less-privileged.
“It can be an event to attract inspiration from the exemplary way of life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who consistently stood for what is correct, true and trustworthy.
“The Holy Book describes Christmas as a competition of peace, pleasure, therapeutic, hope and fulfilment. It kindles nice expectations within the coronary heart, no matter the challenges of the second.
“I want you all Happy Christmas celebrations,’’ he mentioned.