Christmas: Gov Ishaku felicitates Christians
The governor of Jigawa State, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has felicitated Christians in the state and Nigeria generally as they joined the rest of the world in celebrating Christmas.
The message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu. Governor Ishaku praised the people of the state and, in particular, security agencies deployed to the state for working very hard to achieve peace which has made this year’s celebration very remarkable.
He reminded Christians throughout the state to always remember the reason for the birth of Jesus Christ which is the remission of our sins.
He urged them to always emulate Christ by being tolerant and forgiving so that they can live peacefully with their neighbours.
Ishaku expressed the hope that the food, drinks and other forms of gifts that we exchange on this unique occasion of the birth of Christ will reinforce peace, unity, and trust among the people in the state. He wants the people to support the government’s efforts in building bridges of understanding across the various divides that still hinder unity among our people today.
He also advised them to show moderation as they make merry and to remember to pray for unity and against insecurity and all other vices that hinder peace and development in Taraba and in Nigeria.