Yuletide: Imbibe spirit of tolerance, love as you celebrate – Bauchi gov. urges Christians

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed

*Donates N145m to Christians for 2022 Christmas.

By ARMSTRONG ALLAHMAGANI, Bauchi –

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has charged Christians in the state to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ even as they celebrate the yuletide.

Governor Mohammed stated this in a goodwill message to Christians as they join other millions across the world to mark the birth of Jesus Christ.

He pointed out that the annual celebration of Christmas was in commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ who paid the supreme price in order to save the lives of his disciples and followers.

He urged Christians to use the period to strengthen existing friendships and establish new ones with adherents of other faiths even as he reiterated his call for mutual respect and peaceful co-existence among citizens by living with one another harmoniously irrespective of political, cultural and religious differences for societal development.

“It is with great pleasure that I, on behalf of myself, the government and the entire people of Bauchi State, extend my warm and sincere message of goodwill to all Christians on the occasion of the 2022 Christmas celebration.

“Jesus Christ had throughout his lifetime preached peace, honesty, love for one another and above all the fear of God. It is these virtues that people irrespective of their religious belief are enjoined to imbibe and put into practice.

“While we celebrate the event with meditation and happiness, we should also reflect seriously on our routine and spiritual deeds in the last one year and pray to God for better and prosperous years ahead,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the governor has distributed cash and other essential items worth over N145 million to the Christian community across the state, churches, groups, women, associations and clerics for the celebration of this year’s Christmas.

Chairman of the Committee, Abdon Dalla Gin expressed gratitude to th Governor for the annual gesture, saying that it has assisted Christian faithfuls to celebrate christmas successfully.

He called on the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture by praying for the success of the Governor Bala Mohammed’s led administration and sustenance of peaceful coexistence in the state.

Gin said: “His Excellency, has once again this year allocated N145 million to our committee for distribution as Christmas gifts, this is more than what we are expecting from him, we must appreciate and support him to succeed.”

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