As Christians the world over commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ today, December 25, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, has called on Nigerians of all faiths to reflect deeply on the virtues of love, tolerance, godliness, honesty, fairness, selflessness and peaceful co-existence, which the Messiah espoused during his earthly mission.
Mr. Odigie-Oyegun, in his Christmas message to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, urged Nigerians to offer special prayers for peace, unity and development in the country.
He stressed the need for Nigerians to shun hatred, divisiveness and promote national unity.
He also urged Nigerians to pray for the military and other security agents fighting to overcome terrorism and violent extremism as well as prayers for victims and displaced persons in the insurgency-ravaged North East.
Mr. Odigie-Oyegun further urged religious leaders to pray for the nation and its leaders continuously, as the prevailing situation in the country called for wise counsel and divine intervention.