The Honourable Commissioner of Finance,Budget and Economic Planning, Kogi State has congratulated Christians in the country and kogi state in particular for witnessing another Christmas, urging them to put into proper use the lessons of love and giving which the birth of Jesus Christ symbolizes.

Asiwaju, in a goodwill message released through his media assistant, said Christmas is a season to demonstrate love for one another, through giving, adding that expression of love, generosity and understanding should extend beyond the season, rather it should be an imbibed values in our everyday activities.

The Honourable Commissioner admonished Kogites to extend a helping hand to one another during this yuletide season and beyond, especially to the less privileged. He added that national development becomes faster and easier when Nigerians see one another as brothers and sisters regardless of religion and tribe.

While noting the current economic challenges in the country, the Honourable Commissioner urged kogites to be optimistic that 2024 would be a year of prosperity for the country and Nigerians.

โ€œChristmas is a season to give, as it symbolizes the time God gifted Jesus to the world, according to the Holy Bible. It is a season to express love and generosity to one another, especially the needy and the less privileged in society.

โ€œIt is also a time for kogites to note that love for God and humanity is the foundation of religion. I urge people of the confluence state to use this season to build goodwill and be more united in the task of building a very strong and vibrant state.โ€

โ€œWe can achieve more if we stay united, extend hands of fellowship to one another, and be law abiding. We must also rededicate ourselves to the virtues of faith in God, love for one another, and make these virtues more evident and practical in our daily living,โ€ he said

Mukadam, while wishing Kogi people a merry Christmas, urged them to remember the state in prayers, especially in this transition period. He enjoined every inhabitant of kogi State to pray vehemently for Governor Yahaya Bello to finish well, even as we also pray his successor, Governor-elect, Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman should perform excellently for the good of ALL and state.

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