Lokoja- Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi State has appealed to Christians to use the period of Christmas to seek God’s intervention in the socio-economic crisis facing the country.
Wada, in a Christmas message issued in Lokoja on Wednesday, said that Nigerians should set aside some time to reflect on the state of the nation and pray for a way out of the prevailing insurgency and economic problems.
The statement, signed by his Special Adviser of Media and Strategy, Mr Jacob edi, also urged Nigerians to show more love to one and another and eschew violence before and during the coming 2015 elections.
The governor, particularly advised the people to continue to live together in peace and harmony irrespective of their tribal and religious affiliations, saying that nothing should be allowed to jeopardize the existing peace in the state.
While congratulating Christians for witnessing another Christmas, the governor urged them to emulate Jesus Christ by simplicity and moderation while celebrating His birth.
Also in his message, the state Deputy- Governor, Mr Yomi Awoniyi, urged Christians to use the period to reflect on the life and times of Jesus Christ as a perfect gift to humanity.
He urged Christians to reach out the less privileged in the society and the people of other faiths so as to really exemplify the real meaning of Christmas.
The statement, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Michael Abu, urged Nigerians to observed Christmas with humility and shun excessive drinking and eating so as to remain healthy to continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy of the current administration. (NAN)