Pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu has felicitated with Nigerian Christians on the occasion of this year’s Christmas celebrations, calling on them to draw lessons from the life of Jesus Christ.
The one time presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in a statement issued by his media office in Abuja, underscored the need for unity among all Nigerians in order to drive home the needed socio-political advancement for the country.
According to the former anti-graft czar, Jesus Christ was a special gift to the world who lived an exemplary life for the wise among mankind to study and emulate.
“At this important turn of economic, socio-political challenges for our country, our Christian brothers and sisters have significant roles to play by drawing from the esteemed life of Jesus Christ”, Mr. Ribadu said.
He added that “Christmas, therefore, should not be for the merriment of it alone. It should be a time to reflect and imbibe the virtues of charity, humility, tolerance and unity as exemplified by Jesus”.
According to Ribadu, tolerance is needed not only between followers of different faiths but also among different shades of political inclinations.
On unity, the APC chieftain stressed the need for Nigerians to be united to confront present challenges mitigating against the country’s progress.