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NOA, FCT minister canvass virtues, humility

By Sodiq Omolaoye and Anthony Otaru, Abuja
25 December 2019   |   3:13 am
As Nigerians join the rest of world for this year’s Christmas celebration, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged them to imbibe the virtues of love, mutual acceptance and good neighbourliness, which Christmas teaches.

As Nigerians join the rest of world for this year’s Christmas celebration, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has urged them to imbibe the virtues of love, mutual acceptance and good neighbourliness, which Christmas teaches.

In his Christmas message, Director General of NOA, Dr. Garba Abari said the birth of Christ is believed to be a show of God’s love to humanity, and as such Nigerians, should reciprocate that love even beyond Christmas by always seeking the best for their neighbours and the country.

Abari said the Christmas season, which comes close to the year’s end should serve not just as a period of merriment, but also of individual annual stocktaking and sober reflection on how to be a better compatriot and mirror the virtues of Christmas throughout the following year.

Besides, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Mohammed Musa Bello advised residents to imbibe humility and love as exmplified by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

He assured residents that security agencies have made arrangements for the provision of adequate security during and after the Christmas holidays, but urged residents to obey all extant rules, especially traffic regulations, as well as the ban on the use of fireworks.

“I enjoin residents to channel their supplications to the Almighty God for the good health and wisdom of leaders at all levels of government. We must use the joyous occasion to also pray for peace, security and economic prosperity of the nation,” he said.

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