In an effort to promote love and unity among Christians in the spirit of Christmas, North-east Christian community has organised a maiden unity carol in Yobe state.
The event which took place at Ceders recreational centre in Damaturu was attended by members of the Christian Association of Nigeria, politicians, traditional institutions, security personnel among other dignitaries from across the North-east east region.
Speaking at the occasion, the convener of the programme Hon Emmanuel Ayuba Degubi said the carol was to promote peaceful co-existence as indigenous Christians in the North-east to come together and celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, respective of tribes, state and denomination differences inside the church or even political affiliation.
“We thank God for the north east, we know what we passed through in the years back and we know what we are enjoying now, we have relative peace and we want it to be sustained,” the convener said.
He called on the entire Christian community in North-east to share love, advocate for one Nigeria and embrace national unity and brotherhood.
In his remarks, the Vice Chairman Youths Wing Christian Association of Nigeria, North-east region, Ambassador Ajine Delo said, “this is a unity carol of the North-east region of Nigeria with the six states of Adamawa, Borno Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe and Yobe states.
Delo stated that “Carol is the songs that we sing as Christians that tell us about the birth of our Lord Saviour Jesus Christ that is why carol is done during the time of Christmas.”
The event featured prayers, hymn, cultural display, drama, comedy and award for cultural groups among others.