Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has urged Christians to utilize the Christmas season to think and pray about the country’s current predicament.
The Speaker, in a post on his verified Facebook page on Saturday morning, urged Nigerians to pray for the country’s leaders to lead the country in the right direction.
He added that the Christmas season necessitates citizen unity of purpose, and that Nigerians, particularly Christians, must emulate Jesus Christ’s lifestyle.
The post reads, “I rejoice with Nigerians, especially Christians, on the occasion of this year’s Christmas. The period calls for sober reflection. I, therefore, enjoin Christians to pray for the country amidst challenges.
“The character of Jesus Christ, who is the main reason for the celebrations, should reflect in the life of every Christian. This period also calls for unity of purpose among citizens. I urge all Nigerians to be their brother’s keeper at all times.
“Nigeria is passing through a lot at the moment but with the prayers and support of the citizens, the leaders would be able to provide good direction.
“I call on all Nigerians to eschew any act that could lead to the breakdown of law and order during and after the celebrations.
“I wish the Christian community and all Nigerians a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year”.