Attica Abubakar, a former vice president, called on Christians and all Nigerians on Thursday to take the opportunity to celebrate Christmas to dedicate themselves to God again.
Attica in a statement by Mr. Paul Ibe, his media adviser in Abuja, urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in prayers, which he believed had an immense impact on the peace, security, unity and stability of the nation.
He added that it is important for Nigerians to inject injections this season and unite the serum of love for their neighbors into the consciousness of the nation.
The former vice president called on Nigerians to think well and sow better actions to make the country more desirable because restoring glory to the country is everyone’s responsibility.
“On this significant occasion of Christmas, I congratulate all Nigerians, especially Christian believers, on the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
“Christmas is a time of love. Therefore, I call on all Nigerians to imitate the essence of this season and unite for the greater good of our dear country.
“This period reminds us of the need to support the virtues of love, selflessness and tolerance.
“I invite all Nigerians to think about the lessons of the season, which is an opportunity for love and sharing,” he said.
Attica called on Nigerians to remember their fellow citizens, the staff of the armed forces.
That, he said, includes those who lost their lives in 2020, fighting to protect citizens from terrorist attacks, kidnapping, robbery and other threats to national security.
“The message of Christmas, according to the Christian faith, is one of the unprecedented self-sacrifices for the redemption of humanity, so it is a season of love, joy, generosity and forgiveness.
“Although we celebrate with friends and family, we should also spend time praying for a more peaceful and prosperous nation.
“As a nation, we can achieve more if we remain united, extend our hands of unity and respect the laws,” he added.