The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has called on Christians to use the Christmas period to pray for continuous peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the speaker on media and publicity Lanre Lasisi, said, The Speaker also urged Nigerian Christians to pray for the country to overcome the myriad of challenges facing her, especially the issue of insecurity.
While rejoicing with Nigerian Christians for marking this year’s Christmas, Gbajabiamila called on them to imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ, whom he described as a role model to all.
In his Christmas message, Gbajabiamila noted that Nigerians should also use the period to pray for their leaders for God’s guidance.
He said periods like this call for sober reflection, noting that Nigerians must be their brothers’ keepers at all times.
Gbajabiamila said Nigerians, irrespective of where they come from, “must work towards achieving the dreams of our founding fathers, who made a lot of sacrifices for us to be one.”
He said the year 2020 came with the Covid-19 challenge but that with prayers and observance of the established protocols, “the country shall overcome it in the end.”
The Speaker wished all Nigerian Christians and other citizens happy celebrations, calling for caution while celebrating.