As Christians around the world celebrate Christmas, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, enjoined Nigerians to reflect on the significance of the season.
He said beyond the great merriment and thanksgiving joy associated with the season, Christmas reminds mankind of the humble birth, simple life, teachings and sacrificial love of Jesus Christ.
He said this is the reason why the season is for practical demonstration of love and universal goodwill through giving to the needy and sharing with neighbours.
The Senate President urged Nigerians to engage only in activities that enhance peace and harmony in their immediate environment and beyond, in the true spirit of the season.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, on Friday.
“Jesus Christ embodies selfless love, self-sacrifice, justice and peace, all of which virtues our country needs more than ever before as it marches through big challenges to sustain its democracy and development.
“Therefore, I enjoin us all to reflect on the significance of the season and recommit to these virtues for the benefit of our dear country Nigeria and mankind in general.
“Let us all continue to pray for peace in Nigeria and engage only in things that will make Nigeria the great country that we desire it to be.
“The current challenges require the continued cooperation, support and understanding of all Nigerians for the government to succeed.
“I have no doubt that the meaningful collaboration between the Legislature and the Executive in the governance process is making the political environment conducive for addressing national challenges and harnessing opportunities,” Lawan said.