The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu has urged Nigerians to show love to one another in spite of the challenges of the times.
In a Christmas message issued in Lagos today, Kashamu said Christians and indeed all Nigerians should draw useful lessons from how Jesus Christ rose above and beyond the circumstances of his birth to become the saviour of mankind.
“In the same vein, I urge my fellow countrymen and women to celebrate this season and show some love towards one another, notwithstanding the challenges they are facing.
“The commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ calls for joy and felicitations among all God-fearing people, and so all Nigerians should take time off the hassles of daily living, make merry and renew themselves in the light of the peace and joy that Christmas brings.
“As one people under God, we are expected to emulate Christ by showing unwavering faith and love, ” Kashamu said.
This, he noted, was necessary because, as diversified as we are as a nation, we are one happy family, a strong, united people, propelled by an unbreakable bond of nationhood.
Senator Kashamu urged Nigerians irrespective of their religious background to open their hearts with love in relation to one another.
“As our Christian brothers and sisters go to churches on Sunday, let us use the opportunity to pray for the unity, growth and progress of Nigeria. It is my belief that it was accidental that this year’s Christmas falls on a Sunday. It is providential; so, let us make the best use of it.
“The times we are in call for prayers and the exercise of our faith in the Almighty God who rules in the affairs of men, including that of our nation. For as the Holy Book says ‘except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it’,” Senator Kashamu added.