Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged Christians to spread love to their neighbours and remember the underprivileged as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Speaker in a statement to mark Christmas described Jesus Christ as an embodiment of sacrificial love to the point that He gave His life for the redemption of mankind.
He therefore opined that the country will record significant progress, when Nigerians begin to emulate Christ by exhibiting unconditional and sacrificial love to the underprivileged.
“As we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, let us all remember that it is a time to spread the love of Christ with family, friends, neighbours and the underprivileged in the society.
“We should bear in mind that the greatest command Jesus gave to his followers is love one another. Not only does this have spiritual benefits, it will also make Nigeria a better place because love overcomes all things including hatred, violence and other vices,” the statement read.
Also in his Christmas message, Deputy Speaker of the House, Sulaimon Yussuff Lasun called on Christians to put to practice, Christ’s preaching on peace and love.
This is as he urged Nigerians irrespective of their religion inclination learn how to tolerate each other and live together as one indivisible entity.
“I rejoice with all Nigerians and every Christian family in particular, as we celebrate another Christmas in the land of the living and I pray that the joy associated with the season will be your portion.
“The celebration of Christmas by Christians all over the world is built even more on the triumph of His death and resurrection that gave meaning to His birth because it was His resurrection that gave us hope against every hopeless situation”, the statement read.