*urges prayers for peace, security, end to COVID-19 Pandemic
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has felicitated with the Christian community in the state as they join other faithful all over the world to mark this year’s Christmas, urging them to use the period to pray for peace, security and prosperity of the state as well as an end to the global pandemic of COVID-19.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli.
The Governor in a goodwill message, charged Christians and the entire people of the state to rededicate themselves and remain steadfast in prayers against all the challenges bedevilling the state and humanity in general.
Governor Yahaya assured of his administration’s commitment to continue to initiate and execute policies and programmes that will impact on the lives of the citizenry and promote unity and peaceful coexistence in the state.
He said: “On this significant occasion of Christmas, I extend my best wishes to the Christian community and all citizens of the country.
“This period reminds us of God’s love for humanity and the need to uphold the virtues of compassion, tolerance and love as exemplified by Jesus Christ. I also call on all of us to reflect on the lessons of the season, which presents an opportunity to love and share”.
Th Gombe state Governor said, “although this year’s celebration is coming at a period the world is still grappling with the novel coronavirus and its devastating impact on lives and means of livelihood of the people, such should not deter us from imbibing the good lessons of the season”.
” I urge us all to continue to pray fervently for an end to the pandemic. And as we pray and celebrate, we must also continue to keep safe and adhere strictly to the laid down COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, especially in view of the resurgence of the pandemic”.