Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, in subday urged Nigerians to “keep hope alive” at Christmas.
In his Yuletide message issued by his media officer, Ayo Giwa, the former governor urged Nigerians to keep their hope alive despite challenges facing the nation and the world at large.
He reminded Nigerians that “Christmas is the time to rediscover and rededicate ourselves to love, peace, unity, equity and justice”.
The lessons of humility, selflessness, love and simplicity learnt from the birth of Jesus, he stated, should be our guiding principles urging those in position of affluence to return to a more simple life in emulation of the unique experience of our Lord Jesus who was born in a manger.”
Otunba Daniel, who is the Asiwaju of Remo Christians, also urged Nigerians to use the occasion to offer special prayers for peace to reign in the country and the world at large.
“Christmas”, he said, “is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and the fulfilment of God’s great love for humanity. Our continued existence as a nation was a great testimony that God loves Nigeria and will continue to protect us the more if we come closer to him.
“We should therefore, keep up our hopes for a better Nigeria as there will always be light after darkness”, he stressed.