Aregbesola, Ortom charge Christians to pray for economic recovery
• Ndoma-Egba Urges Reflection
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, and his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, yesterday urged Christians and Nigerians of other faiths to take advantage of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ to pray for the quick recovery of the country’s economy, and the sustainability of an indivisible Nigeria.
In a Christmas message released by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, Aregbesola urged Christians to look onto God for help and sustenance consistent with the counsel to “pray always, and not faint.”
Ortom in a statement in Makurdi reminded the people that Christmas is not only a time for celebration, but also for sober reflection on our lives as individuals and the state as a whole.
He, therefore, charged Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ “by sharing love, and shunning those things that would not add value to our families, homes and the state.”
While expressing optimism that the current economic challenges facing the nation will not last forever, the governor, however, calls for concerted efforts by all citizens to invest wisely in the present and the future, so as to avoid a repeat of the current difficult circumstances.
The Chairman, Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, in his message, asked Nigerians to have abiding hope of prosperity and good tiding in the Yuletide season, and in the coming year.
In a press statement released by his media office, the former Senate Leader noted that Christmas season is a time for reflection, and thus Nigerians need to stand united in spite of the challenges of the outgoing year.