The Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has called on Christians to focus and reflect more on the reason for the celebration of Christmas by embracing and emulating the virtues of Jesus Christ.
In his Christmas message, the Speaker called for total reflection on the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and work hard to emulate his exampliary life style of love and unity, describing Him as epitome of humility and sacrifice.
In a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu, Rt. Hon. Oborevwori said that; “I greet the peace-loving people of Delta State in this season of joy on the birth of Jesus Christ. Let us continue to believe that this Yuletide season will usher in good tidings as the year 2020 has remained largely challenging”.
He appealed to well to do Christians to show love to the less privileged and remember the widows in this Yuletide season, adding that; “In the Spirit of the Yuletide, let us give a helping hand to one another in the best way that we can; we should share joy and love of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of mankind. We cannot run away from peaceful coexistence and therefore we should show love at all times, tolerate one another and be prepared always to make sacrifices for mankind”.
“As we celebrate, we should be mindful of the second wave of the Covid-19. We should avoid elaborate celebrations because Covid-19 is real. We should endeavour to shun drinking and driving in the guise of celebrating Christmas to reduce road mishaps and perhaps fatalities”, he said.
While wishing Christians in the state Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year in advance, the Speaker called for more prayers to enable government attain set goals and achieve the Stronger Delta Vision of the Governor Okowa-led administration.