By Lizzy Carr, Bauchi
The Bauchi chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN,) Abraham Damina has called on Christians to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ as they celebrate this year’s Christmas.
Damina in a goodwill message signed by his media assistant, Ishola Michael noted that “the birth of Jesus Christ is God’s gift of love to mankind, which marked a new beginning of hope and salvation for the believers as peace enveloped the world at his coming.”
According to him, Christ is an epitome of love, unity and oneness and as such, believers are enjoined to identify with these virtues as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
The CAN chairman called on Christians in the state to embrace love and humility which Christ represents as they celebrate.
He further urged christians to be compassionate, selfless and charitable in all their dealings with their fellow mankind, especially those of other faith.
He maintained that this year’s, Christmas celebration is very unique for Nigerians as it is coming barely few months before the 2023 general elections.
Damina admonished Christians to ensure that they prayed fervently during this season for God’s divine intervention in our electioneering processes and for a peaceful election conduct across the country next year.
He called on Church leaders in the state to unite against divisions and de-emphasise on denomination.
The Clergyman congratulated all Christians in the state on this special occasion of Christmas, while urging them to be calm, peaceful and joyous as they commemorate the birth of the Universal King .
He then commended the state governor, Bala Mohammed for not placing one religion above the other in the state and urged him to promote peaceful coexistence in the state.