From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has enjoined Christians in the state to put into practice, the exemplary life of Jesus Christ in their daily activities.
The Governor in his goodwill message on the occasion of the 2019 Christmas celebration, recalled that Jesus Christ lived and died in order to save mankind.
He said he led a simple, exemplary life and preached peace, honesty, love for one another and above all the fear of God.
” These are the virtues that, people irrespective of their religious or social status are enjoined not only to imbibe, but put into practice at all times.”
” Christmas would be meaningless if we cannot apply its significance to our peculiar environment and circumstances.”
He pointed out that, it is expected that these noble characteristics of Jesus Christ that preached peaceful coexistence among and between his followers and the adherents of other beliefs is worthy of emulation.
The Governor further urged Christians while celebrating the event with meditation and happiness, they should also reflect seriously on their routine and spiritual deeds in the last one year and pray for better and prosperous years ahead.
Governor Bala called for mutual understanding among the citizenry irrespective of their differences for the development of the society.
He said that one of the responsibility of any government is to ensure security of lives and property of its citizens, said his administration was totally committed to discharge the onerous responsibilities and trust bestowed on him.
He therefore urged people to support and cooperate with his administration as it will do everything possible to secure the state for the continued prevalence of peace.