Christmas: Uba Sani tasks wealthy Nigerians to remember less privilege, sick

  
As Nigerian Christians join millions across the world to celebrate Christmas, Senator Uba Sani, representing Kaduna Central, has said the birth of Jesus Christ, signifies hope, joy, peace and compassion. 
The Senator, who made the remarks in his Christmas message on Wednesday, urged the wealthy to imbibe Christ’s spirit of compassion by remembering the poor, the weak and the sick in the society during the yuletide season. 


“We must endeavour to give them a helping hand and put smiles on their faces. Doing this would be in keeping with the virtues and values which Jesus Christ espoused and pursued with vigour throughout his selfless earthly mission.
“Christ gave succour to the poor, healed the sick and strengthened the weak. We must therefore be Christ – like in our dealings with our distressed fellow countrymen and women. Jesus Christ made love for one another the epicenter of his message to humanity. Love has departed from many Nigerian communities. 
“Conflicts have replaced peaceful coexistence, tolerance and being our brothers and sisters keepers. May this Christmas set the stage for building of lasting peace in our communities. I urge us to continue to support our dear leaders especially our President, governors, leadership and members of national and  states assemblies. 


“President Muhammadu Buhari has left no one in doubt as to his determination to stabilise the economy, and infuse integrity, accountability and transparency into governance. The 2020 budget, if vigorously pursued, will bring the much needed relief to the Nigerian poor. Our President is pained by the challenging circumstances of the less privileged in our society and has vowed to lift millions of them out of poverty,” he said.
Uba Sani said Governor Nasir el-Rufai is gradually but steadily changing the face of Kaduna state for which he needs the sustained support and encouragement of the people. 
“With the massive infrastructural development and empowerment programmes being carried out, Kaduna state will definitely not be the same again.
“On my part, I recommit myself to the growth and development of Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone. Our modest efforts are already bearing fruits. With continued support and cooperation of our dear stakeholders, our zone will become a model of progress and development,” he said, while praying the Lord to bless, protect and strengthen the people throughout the celebrations.