Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday called on Nigerians to show love to each other as they celebrate Christmas.
Jonathan said this in a statement by his special adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja on Thursday.
He said that the spirit of Christmas demands that people dedicate themselves again to friendship, kindness and compassion.
“Christmas is a commemoration that connects the world with love, selflessness, sacrifice and solidarity; what are the virtues that Christ unequivocally propagated.
“Jesus’ message of salvation speaks of the essence of both spiritual deliverance and earthly redemption.
According to him, Christmas is a constant reminder that humanity will have a more peaceful existence if the people of the world recommit themselves to friendship, kindness and compassion.
“At Christmas, the world needs love, it is a spirit that we must absorb to heal everything that is broken in our world,” the statement said.
The former president wished the Nigerians a Merry Christmas.