Former President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with Nigerians and Christians around the world on this year’s Christmas celebration.
He urged Nigerians to exhibit love, peace, humility and sacrifice.
Jonathan, in a statement on Sunday, asked Nigerians to use the season to rebuild the country by showing love and upholding moral principles that would deepen the thread that binds Nigerians together as a people.
He said, “The Christmas story is an inspiring one, full of messages of peace, hope, and joy to the whole world. It is rooted in God’s love for humanity and His infinite mercy manifested through the birth of Jesus Christ.
“The birth of Jesus Christ marks a new beginning and a new destiny for all believers. It is the fulfillment of many prophecies about the coming of the Saviour, who will save us from sin and other difficulties.”
According to him, the celebration invites Christians to be true witnesses to their faith as followers of Christ and to manifest the virtues of peace, love, humility and sacrifice.
“To all citizens, this period should serve as a moment to reawaken our faith in God and our country and live with the assurance that despite our challenges, we can surmount them through our shared acts of love and faith,” he said.
He tasked all and sundry to use the opportunity to provide hope to those in need and take steps that will contribute to advancing the nation’s progress