Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged Christians to live in harmony with believers of other faiths.
Sanwo-Olu made this known in his Christmas message issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.
He implored Nigerians, especially Christians, to embrace peace, harmony, and tolerance in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The statement shared on Akosile’s Facebook page quoted the governor as saying, “As we celebrate Christmas, I am extending my best wishes to every Lagosian and Nigerian, particularly Christians across the state, Nigeria, and other parts of the world.
“Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ. So, we must not forget the true essence of the season, which is to reflect on the birth of Jesus and its significance to mankind. We should seize the opportunity of the celebration to strengthen our love for one another by being kind and generous to the people around us.
“As we mark this year’s Christmas, I want to urge Lagos residents, particularly Christian faithful, to continue to live in peace and harmony with believers of other faiths. We should emulate the virtues of humility, tolerance, perseverance, and compassion as exemplified by Jesus Christ, whose birth we are celebrating this season.”
According to the statement, Sanwo-Olu also urged Lagos residents to continue to be law-abiding as they celebrate the yuletide and be their brothers’ keepers.