.Urges them to Extend Love Beyond Yuletide
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has felicitated with Christians in the state, asking them to emulate the great virtues of humility, love, peace, forgiveness and reconciliation, which he noted were the reasons for Christmas celebration all over the world.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, the governor further reminded the citizens of the humble beginning of Jesus which saw him being delivered in a lowly manger even though he was a king.
“This is the season to humbly commune with God, thank Him for the gift of Christ. Let us love our neighbours and live in peace in the spirit of the season, ” the governor said.
While wishing the Christian faithful and indeed all Nigerians a merry Christmas, Oyetola also prayed God to guide the country’s leaders on the path of virtues of humility, fairness, selflessness and kindness for the peace and development of Nigeria.
“Our Administration is poised to deliver sustainable Development through the provision of adequate, equitable and qualitative projects in all the sectors across the state.
“As part of efforts to transform the economy of the state, we convened the Osun Economic and Investment Summit to unlock the business potential of Osun and deliver a prosperous state where all the citizens shall have limitless opportunities to create wealth and contribute to the development of the state.
ur goal will be achieved when we all come together in love and peace, which is the whole essence of Christmas celebration.
“I therefore, urge you to show love to your fellow citizens as you go about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ” Oyetola added.