Christmas: Northern Governors Preach Tolerance

As Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) urged Christian faithful in the country to use the period to pray for peace and unity of Nigeria.

In a message made available to journalists in Minna on , Chairman of the forum and Governor of State, Dr Mu’ Babangida Aliyu called on Christians to seize the opportunity to pray fervently for an end to the security confronting the nation.

is no better time to preach and internalise Jesus Christ’s mission on earth than at this period of increasing intolerance in the country,” the forum said in a statement signed Governor Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo. Governor Aliyu said the country witnessed too losses of lives of innocent people and property, a situation that does not augur well for the peace and progress of the country.

He therefore admonished all those aggrieved to toe the path of dialogue which been provided the federal government.

congratulating Christians on this ’s , the forum admonished them to go about their religious obligation without fear of molestation because government has put in place all the necessary machinery to ensure safety of lives and property of the citizenry.


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