Xmas: Ugwuanyi Preaches Peace, Tolerance In NigeriaLatest News, News Sunday, December 27th, 2015
By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
As Christians across the world mark Christmas, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has called on the faithful to use the celebration to offer special prayers for the progress of Nigeria, as well as dedicate their lives to the service of God and advancement of peace and tolerance in the country.
In a message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Louis Amoke and made available to newsmen, Ugwuanyi, said Christmas celebration offers Christians the opportunity to reflect on their relationship with God and how to use their service to humanity to fulfill his Will.
The Governor noted that the birth of Christ which marks the beginning of salvation of mankind and power over the forces of darkness can only be appreciated if Christians can tolerate one another and dedicate themselves to conducts that would promote peace and the Will of God.
He added that it is only through prayers and faith in God that the nation can surmount all her challenges.
Ugwuanyi therefore, urged Nigerians to continue to offer special prayers for the unity and progress of the country, especially at this trying moment of economic recession, expressing optimism that 2016 would be a better year, in consideration of the efforts being made at all levels of government to revitalize the economy.
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