By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
The Executive Chairman of Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State,
Alhaji Mohammed Muktar Shuaibu,
has congratulated Christians in the council area for witnessing this year’s Christmas celebration.
Shuaibu urged them to continue to work and pray for peace, as well as live peacefully with one another and with adherents of other religions.
Specifically, he urged Bassa residence to pray to God to bless the efforts of the present administration in ensuring an all round development and progress for the state.
According to Shuaibu, Christmas is a season to give and expect little in return, a time to preach peace and love, a time to forgive, live in harmony and seek the face of the King of Kings.
The Chairman in his Christmas goodwill message he personally signed and made available to journalists in Lokoja on Saturday said God used the birth of Jesus Christ to demonstrate His love for mankind.
Shuaibu noted that being alive to witness another Christmas should be seen as a privilege, judging by the prevailing situation across the world.
This, he said, calls for celebration.
He, however advised Christians to celebrate in moderation and to devote much time to appreciate God for His mercies and to reflect on the country, with a view to seeking God’s intervention.
He urged Christians to emulate Jesus Christ in words and in deed, adding: “God has used Christmas to teach us the lessons of humility and that He has the power to do all things.”