By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The Gabi of Lokoja, Hon. Sulaiman Baba Ali, has congratulated Nigerian Christians on the occasion of this year’s Christmas celebrations, calling on them to draw lessons from the life of Jesus Christ.
In a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen, the traditional tittle holder, underscored the need for unity among all Nigerians in order to drive home the needed socio-political advancement for the country.
According to him, Jesus Christ was a special gift to the world who lived an exemplary life for the wise among mankind to study and emulate.
“At this important turn of economic, socio-political challenges for our country, our Christian brothers and sisters have significant roles to play by drawing from the esteemed life of Jesus Christ,” Baba-Ali said.
“Christmas, therefore, should not be for the merriment of it alone. It should be a time to reflect and imbibe the virtues of charity, humility, tolerance and unity as exemplified by Jesus.”
According to the former Kogi State Commissioner for Health, tolerance is needed not only between followers of different faiths but also among different shades of political inclinations.
On unity, Baba-Ali emphasised that Nigerians need to be united to confront present challenges mitigating against the country’s progress.