The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has urged Nigerian to use this period of love and reflection to pray for the country to overcome the security challenges facing different parts.
Governor Tambuwal made the call in a statement congratulating Nigerian Christians on the occasion of Christmas.
According to him, the combination of natural disasters, terrorism, climate change and debilitating economic meltdown have also been a global issue.
He called on Christians to use this important period to pray for the nation and solicit forgiveness from God.
The Governor said; “While we felicitate and wish each other good tidings this day and henceforth, we must all ponder on the security situation in our country, which calls for caution, collaboration and concerted coordination amongst the citizenry and security outfits.
“Over the past few months the entire nation has been inundated by the senseless belligerence of bandits, insurgents and criminals of all shades.
This has heightened fears and cries for restitution from all corners of the country.
“Fellow compatriots, set aside our differences and forge a common front to halt these malaise threatening our collective existence, unity and integration.
As you all know crimes and criminalities, the shades of which we have been witnessing, do not distinguish politicians, faithful and tribes.
We all owe it a duty not to trivialize our historical bonds.
Instead, we should work together to ensure that there is peace and peaceful coexistence everywhere in the country.
Governor Tambuwal commended Nigerian troops who have been there day and night to ensure lasting peace in the country.
He said; ”While striving to achieve this onerous task, we must all give superlative kudos to all our gallant troops, who have been relentless in the defense of us all.
We must all, also, enjoin and encourage them to sustain the synergy that they have exhibited over time, trusting fervently, that this will further strengthen them.
Governor Tambuwal urged Christians to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 prevention protocols that includes hand washing, use of sanitizer, keeping distance, getting vaccinated and other such prescriptions by Health Authorities.
On behalf of Sokoto State, he congratulated Christians and urged them to promote the spirit of love, unity and prosperity in the country.
Christmas: Sokoto State Governor seeks more prayers to end security challenges