By Ezra Odogu
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged Nigerians to reflect on the true essence of the season as Christmas is celebrated around the world.
In his Christmas message to Lagosians, the Governor said the season provides the opportunities to strengthen our love for one another, by extending kindness and generosity to all.
According to Sanwo-Olu, Christians in the state should continue to live in peace and harmony with believers of other faiths.
“As we celebrate Christmas, I am extending my best wishes to every Nigerian, especially Christians across the country and other parts of the world.
“We must not forget the true essence of the season, which is to reflect on the birth of Jesus and its significance to mankind. We should seize the opportunity of the celebration to strengthen our love for one another by being kind and generous to the people around us.
“As we mark this year’s Christmas, I want to urge Christians in the state to continue to live in peace and harmony with believers of other faith. We should emulate virtues of humility, tolerance, perseverance and compassion as exemplified by Jesus Christ, whose birth we are celebrating this season.
“Let us be our brother’s keeper by showing love and compassion to one another throughout this season”, the Governor said.