As Nigerian Christians join their counterparts across the world to celebrate this year’s Christmas, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has urged Christians to use the celebration to extend hands of fellowship to adherents of other religions.
This is contained in the governor’s goodwill message on the occasion of Christmas.
He joined millions of Nigerians in congratulating the Christian faithful on this year’s Christmas celebration.
Governor Mohammed urged Christians to reflect on the life and times of Jesus Christ who used the whole of his life time to preach peace, honesty, love and fear of God.
According to him, people, irrespective of their religious beliefs, are expected to emulate these Christ’s virtues, adding that Christmas period should be an opportunity for Christians to cultivate the habit of love, respect and harmonious relationship with other members of the society.
Governor Mohammed reiterated the need for mutual understanding and respect for one another as well as peaceful coexistence among various groups.
“I want to use this auspiciousChte will, by the grace of God, continue to ensure that peace is maintained in the state,” he stated.
Governor Mohammed, however, appealed to all and sundry to support and cooperate with the state government by giving useful information on criminals and criminal activities.