[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”74″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]The Acting Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe says the Christmas season provides an opportunity for the purification of hearts, forgiveness and charity amongst citizens. This formed part of his Christmas message during Mass at the Saint William’s Cathedral Lafia.
Dr. Emmanuel Akabe who felicitated with citizens on the celebration of Christmas, enjoined them to celebrate with decorum and in observance of government’s directive on COVID 19 safety protocols. He noted that the resumption of some restrictions by government is not with ill motives, saying the COVID 19 variant is currently aggressive, killing young people more than ever before as he cautioned people of the state against taking it for granted.
The Acting Governor extended Governor Abdullahi Sule’s good will message to Christian Community in the State, urging faithful to do things with the love of Christ in their hearts and forgive one another. Assuring all of government’s commitment to ensuring the State is safe and secured for all citizens,
His Excellency implored all and sundry to make security their business by being vigilant, share credible information to the authorities concerned and expose criminal elements in their domains.
In a homily, the Saint William’s Cathedral Administrator, Reverend Father Alfred Azige said Christmas is not just a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ but reminds faithful of the moments of peace and salvation which he brought to the world as well as highlights his second coming. As such he charged believers to exhibit Christ – like attitudes by shunning envy, jealousy, injustice and all forms of societal ills, calling on Christians in the State to be obedient to higher authorities.
The Catholic priest reminded citizens to have in mind those who are starving, the homeless, vulnerable groups and those whose livelihoods are threatened as they honour Jesus Christ whom he described as the new light of the world.