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“Better days lie ahead” – President Buhari says in Christmas Message

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all Nigerians, particularly the Christian community, on the occasion of this year’s Christmas day celebration, and reassured that “better days lie ahead for us as a nation.’’

The president, who stated this in a Christmas message released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, said his administration had redouble efforts to surmount the challenges facing the country.

He said: “I am deeply convinced that better days lie ahead for us as a nation as we make progress on all the major fronts where we have set our energies to surmount the challenges.’’

According to him, the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ is an important opportunity for all citizens to show love to one another and encourage unity by spending quality time with friends, families and the less-privileged.

He also enjoined the citizens to draw inspiration from the exemplary lifestyle and teachings of Jesus Christ, who constantly stood for what is right, true and honest.

“The Holy Book describes Christmas as a festival of peace, joy, healing, hope and fulfillment. It kindles great expectations in the heart, irrespective of the challenges of the moment.

“As we celebrate this Yuletide season, let us devote some time to pray and appreciate the sacrifices of members of our armed services to keep our nation safe and secure.

“By the same token, and keeping with the spirit of the season, our gallant troops serving in the frontlines in the fight against insurgency; those wounded, lying in the hospital, as well as civilians who have suffered the brunt of evil and wicked elements these past years, deserve our fervent goodwill and sustained prayers,’’ he said.

Read the full statement below:

I felicitate with all Nigerians, particularly our Christian brothers and sisters, on the occasion of this year’s Christmas day celebration.

The commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ is an important opportunity for us to show love to one another and encourage unity by spending quality time with our friends, families and the less-privileged.

It is also an occasion to draw inspiration from the exemplary lifestyle and teachings of Jesus Christ, who constantly stood for what is right, true and honest.

The Holy Book describes Christmas as a festival of peace, joy, healing, hope and fulfilment. It kindles great expectations in the heart, irrespective of the challenges of the moment.

As we celebrate this Yuletide season, let us devote some time to pray and appreciate the sacrifices of members of our armed services to keep our nation safe and secure.

By the same token, and keeping with the spirit of the season, our gallant troops serving in the frontlines in the fight against insurgency; those wounded, lying in the hospital, as well as civilians who have suffered the brunt of evil and wicked elements these past years, deserve our fervent goodwill and sustained prayers.

The personal fortitude of these individuals will continue to inspire us to victory as we turn the tide against the enemy and annihilate those who work against the unity of our nation.

In this season of hope, let us remember to provide refuge to those who cannot enjoy Christmas at home with their families, or have been driven from their homes by insurgency or violence, particularly the Internally Displaced Persons.

Lately, we have witnessed an upsurge in the activities of trans-border syndicates who lure our youths to modern slavery through irregular migration. While we have stepped up our efforts to halt this wickedness against the upwardly mobile generation, and have evacuated some of our compatriots stranded abroad, we appeal to them to shun the allure of embarking on such perilous journeys.

I am deeply convinced that better days lie ahead for us as a nation as we make progress on all the major fronts where we have set our energies to surmount the challenges.

I wish you all Happy Christmas celebrations.

Muhammadu Buhari

 

13 Comments

  1. Tincan

    December 23, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I never knew the ‘holy book’ described Christm as a festival, one learns something new every day.

  2. The Real Oma

    December 23, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Who’s opening teeth with this one?
    BN please remove this picture of him shining teeth and use one where he looks like the clueless somborri he is.

  3. Dora

    December 24, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Just one word. Fool!!!

  4. KPOMKWEM

    December 24, 2017 at 2:46 am

    YOU BETTER START PACKING YOUR LUGGAGE…

  5. BlueEyed

    December 24, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Boy bye

  6. tony

    December 24, 2017 at 4:10 am

    MUMU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Smackdown

    December 24, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Shut up just shut up. We need petrol

  8. Maryjane Blogazine

    December 24, 2017 at 5:50 am

    In another news I heard fuel is scarce in Nigeria, What’s he doing about it? Anyway, Let’s give baba a break and hope for a better era.

  9. Victor Adegoke

    December 24, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Bubu, Nigerians are not happy with you oh. You frustrated the christmas festival as you called it because of the “lingering fuel scarcity”. Even though, you are not the direct cause, you would have used ur position to stall it, and you didnt.

  10. Sheri

    December 24, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I hate seeing this man’s face.

  11. Diva

    December 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    So in essence ,endure the hardship going on right now…After christmas e go better abi..Smh.

  12. Lala

    December 25, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Visiting Nigeria for the first time after how many years just to land smack down in the middle of the apparently fourth/fifth fuel scarcity of this year. Ha… Mon rerin lo. E ni ri mi mo. Done with this country.. everyone about a certain age have sucked this country dry ..nothing left.

  13. tunmi

    December 25, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    So shidren of anger

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