President Bola Tinubu has admonished the Christian Faithful to extend the warm embrace of kindness to those around them in the spirit of Christmas.
Tinubu who disclosed this in his Christmas Message to Christians, urged them to pray for the country and the men and women of the nation’s armed forces, bearing arms to ensure their safety.
He said, “in the spirit of Christmas, reflecting the best of Christ, let us all endeavor to extend the warm embrace of kindness to those around us who need it and let the multiple acts of kindness serve as a light that guides us into a happy and wonderful new year.
“As you celebrate this season, please spare a moment of remembrance and prayer for the men and women of our nation’s armed forces, bearing arms in our names and ensuring our safety. My God protect them and bring them back to their families.
“And let us together commemorate the memory of those who, in their service, have paid the highest price for our nation. May God bless their souls and comfort their families and loved ones”, he said.
Tinubu added that “this is also a time to look out for each other because, amidst the festivities, this time of year for many will be tinged with sadness: some mourning the loss of loved ones and others grieving the hopes that failed to materialise and the dreams that fell short”.
The President who acknowledged that the necessary reforms the administration is implementing to achieve a more prosperous, peaceful nation for all had imposed unique sacrifices, assured that the administration would continue to implement palliative measures to ease the burden on the most vulnerable, address current hardships, and alleviate the sufferings of the people.
“This year has been a time of transformation and relentless change in our country. And I am aware that the necessary reforms we are implementing to achieve a more prosperous, peaceful nation for all have imposed unique sacrifices.
“My administration will continue to implement palliative measures to ease the burden on the most vulnerable, address current hardships, and alleviate the suffering of all our nation’s people”, Tinubu said.
He pledged his commitment to govern with vision, dedication, and empathy.
“Fellow Nigerians, as we navigate this transition to stability, prosperity, and Renewed Hope, I urge you once more to hold fast and rest assured of my commitment to govern with vision, dedication, and empathy.
“Be confident that by the strength of our joint endeavor, we will shortly emerge into a new dawn of prosperity, peace, and irreversible progress”, he assures.