Governors preach peace, love, progress, assure of better days
• Shettima urges renewed empathy for Boko Haram victims
• Akintola seeks more support for Ajimobi’s administration
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday urged Nigerians to use the Christmas season to show love, peace and kindness to one another, especially the vulnerable in the society.In his Christmas message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, he said the season symbolizes love, care and compassion for persons, especially the weak, vulnerable and less-privileged.He added that his message to everyone during the festive period was to put a smile on the faces of persons who may not necessarily be able to pay them back.
His Osun and Imo states counterparts, Rauf Aregbesola and Rochas Okorocha, also sent a message of love, peace, hpoe and togetherness to Nigerians during the season.
Aregbesola said the financial crisis that forced the state government to pay modulated salary to its workers would be over by the end of March next year.
He gave the assurances while addressing workers during the Civil Service Week in Osogbo at the weekend and appealed to them to persevere for a little more time for the payment of full salary.He commended them for their perseverance, patience, sacrifice, dedication and labour of love.
In his Christmas message, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, restated his administration’s determination to deliver more people-oriented projects and empowerment in 2018. A statement in Asaba yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, he tasked Christians to offer special prayers during the yuletide for greater peace, love, unity, peaceful co-existence and progress of Nigeria.
Also, Okorocha urged Nigerians to profess love, togetherness and imbibe the ideals that bring about the progress of the nation.In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, he appealed to Imo people and Nigerians to review their activities and utterances, as Jesus Christ teaches.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has urged Nigerians to use the festive season to renew their empathy for Boko Haram victims and the education of 52, 000 orphaned children.Boko Haram terrorists have killed thousands of people, destroyed property over $9 billion, an equivalent of N1.854 trillion, and displaced over 2.8 million people in the Northeast.
Also, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, yesterday admonished Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers and shun vices that could jeopardise government’s efforts to provide an atmosphere for the citizens to realise their life ambitions.
In his Christmas message by his spokesman, Imam Imam, Tambuwal enjoined all Nigerians to continue to reflect on positive tenets that unite the country and strengthen the polity.
Meanwhile, a governorship aspirant in Oyo State under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections, Chief Adeniyi Akintola (SAN) has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love and peaceful co-existence as Christians mark the birth of Jesus Christ.
He called on the people of Oyo State to give more support to the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi to enable him finish his developmental projects in the state.Akintola in his Christmas goodwill message charged Nigerians to also seize the moment to reach out to fellow Nigerians who are in need.
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