I rejoice with Christians in Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and the entirety of Nigeria on the celebration of Christmas 2020.
The Birth of Jesus which we are celebrating heralded God’s salvation plan for mankind and is a joyous one; and even though this year has been challenging, to be witnessing this year’s Christmas celebration is in itself, a miracle.
The message of Christmas is one of love, joy, peace and hope for mankind. More than ever, we all need the hope that knowing Jesus Christ gives.
While global occurrences may mean that the celebration would differ from what we are used to, it is important to focus on the reason for the celebration – JESUS.
As the year winds down, it is also a good opportunity to take stock of the year in retrospect, while planning for the next year.
In all of our celebrations, we must also continue to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring that we maintain social and physical distance, wear a mask when in public, observe good hygiene and hope that this will all come to an end soon.
We must also continue to extend a helping hand to our neighbours and those around us. In addition, I challenge you all to send a gift to someone you do not know, and I can assure you that the joy it brings is unquantifiable.
Once again, I felicitate with you all and wish you the blessings of the season and joyous celebration.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu