Christmas: FCT minister urges residents to pray for peaceful elections
The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, on Sunday in Abuja, urged Abuja residents to utilise the opportunity of the Christmas season to pray for peaceful elections in the country.
Mr Bello, in his Christmas message to the FCT residents, also urged the citizens to pray for the enthronement of good governance and the deepening of democratic values in the years ahead.
He reminded the residents that the FCT was built on peace, unity, and love for the country and fellow citizens.
The minister noted that residents of the territory had, on numerous occasions, demonstrated these principles by exhibiting acts of kindness and compassion towards one another.
“Let us, therefore, use the opportunity of the Christmas celebration to reflect on and imbibe these virtues as exemplified by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ,” he said.
Mr Bello stated that Christmas offered a unique opportunity to collectively, as citizens, pray for the country and all her leaders for guidance, wisdom and continued steadfast leadership, “especially as we approach the 2023 general elections”.
“I enjoin us, therefore, to utilise the opportunity that the Christmas season brings to pray for peaceful elections and the enthronement of good governance and deepening of our democratic values in the years ahead,” the minister said.
He, however, enjoined residents to be security conscious and abide by all the guidelines postulated by the security agencies throughout the yuletide.
“As we celebrate, let us also be guided by all extant rules regulating our daily activities in the territory, especially as regards city sanitation and observance of all traffic regulations.
”I once again wish you all peaceful and memorable Christmas celebrations,” Mr Bello said.
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