Enugu -Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has called on Christians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance and peace as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Ugwuanyi made the call in his Christmas message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr Louis Amoke, in Enugu on Thursday.
The statement called on Christians to use the Christmas period to offer special prayers for the progress of the nation.
“I appeal to all Christians to dedicate their lives to the service of God, advancement of peace and tolerance in the country.
“Christmas celebration offers us, Christians, the opportunity to reflect on our relationship with God and how to use it for the service of humanity in order to fulfill His will,’’ the statement said.
It added that it was only through prayers and faith in God that the nation coud surmount all its challenges.
“I, therefore, urge Nigerians to continue to offer special prayers for the unity and progress of the country, especially at this trying moment of economic recession.
“I am persuaded to believe that 2016 will be a better year considering efforts being made at all levels of government to revitalise the economy,’’ it said. (NAN)