Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the Christian community in the state, as they join other faithful all over the world to celebrate this year’s Christmas.
The Governor, in a goodwill message, urged them to use the period to pray for peace, security and prosperity of the state and the nation.
He enjoined the Christian faithful and the entire people of the state to rededicate themselves and remain steadfast in prayers against all the challenges bedevilling the state and humanity in general.
“We are indeed in a trying moment but I am optimistic that with collective commitment, sacrifice and by turning to God through prayers we shall overcome all the trials and emerge stronger”.
The Governor assured of his administration’s commitment to continue to initiate and execute policies and programmes that will impact positively on the lives of the citizenry and promote unity and peaceful coexistence in the state.
He said: “On this significant occasion of Christmas, I extend my best wishes to the Christian community and the entire people of the state. This period reminds us of God’s love for humanity and the need to uphold the virtues of compassion, tolerance and love. It also provides an opportunity for reinforcement of unity of purpose, bond of brotherhood and dedication in service to God and humanity as exemplified by Jesus Christ.”
Governor Inuwa called on the Christians to reflect on the lessons of the season, which he said, presented an opportunity to love and share