Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has felicitated residents of the state on witnessing this year’s Christmas festivity, urging them to continue to live in love and harmony.
Makinde equally charged the residents of the state to celebrate the Yuletide with caution, by adhering strictly to Covid-19 protocols and staying safe amid rising cases of the virus in the country by observing necessary precautions such as proper sanitisation, use of nose covers and maintenance of social distancing, in order to keep the Covid-19 at bay.
The Governor said Christmas presents to the world an opportunity to evaluate the lessons of peace, love and sacrificial living, which Jesus Christ taught through his life.
He called on Christians and it’s adherents in the state, to always be at peace and to demonstrate love and brotherliness, stating that development and progress can only take place in an atmosphere of love.
Makiinde noted: “As we celebrate Christmas, I celebrate with all residents of the state.
The Christmas festivity presents us all with an opportunity to relive the lessons of love, peace and sacrificial living that Christ taught with his life.
It is an opportunity to celebrate and make merry but we must also imbibe the lessons of love and harmonious co-existence.
“As a state government, we will continue to do everything possible to continue to uplift the state.
But we can only do so much with the support of our people,” he asserted.
Makinde also called for moderation by residents of the state during the Christmas celebrations, urging them to be security-conscious and to stay safe as the present time demands.
He cautioned: “Security is the responsibility of all and sundry, so all residents must be observant and report any untoward movements in their environments.
The 615 Security Emergency Number is working in Oyo State, please report any suspicion regarding security.
He urged all residents to follow the Own Your Action (OYA) initiative of the state government, by observing proper hygiene, using nose covers and maintaining social distancing.
Christmas: Oyo Governor Urges Harmonious Co-Existence Among Residents