Christmas: El-Rufai calls for prayers, preaches harmonious coexistence


As Christians across the world celebrate Christmas, Governor Nasir el-Rufai,  has appealed to all residents to pray for Kaduna state and the entire country, for peace and harmonious coexistence and for progress and development.


Speaking in a Christmas message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, on Wednesday, el-Rufai also urged the people of Kaduna state to uphold each other and embrace the lofty values that Christmas signifies.


The statement further said that governor el-Rufai congratulated Christian faithful and celebrated with them on the occasion of Christmas.
‘’This joyful festival marks the birth of Jesus Christ, famously described as the Prince of Peace. Christmas is a profound moment of hope and goodwill, and I congratulate the Christian community on this special occasion.


“Jesus Christ and his message are the core of the Christian faith. From the humble moment of his birth in Bethlehem, his example, teachings and sacrifice have moved men and women across the world to aspire to be better persons and to accomplish great deeds of faith and service.


“Malam Nasir el-Rufai wishes everyone in Kaduna state, Nigeria and the rest of the world a very merry Christmas. He prays that the peace and blessings of this season shall abide with all,’’ the statement added.