Christmas: Extend love, kindness to all-Hon. Ananyi urges Kogites
By Peter Usman://
Member, Kogi State House of Assembly Commission, Hon. (Engr) Ananyi Shadrach, has urged kogites to see the period of Christmas as an opportunity to rekindle acts of love and kindness to one another and especially to the vulnerable in the society.
Hon. Ananyi made this assertion in his Christmas message issued and signed by his media aide, Gomina Habib on Saturday.
He said the season symbolizes love, care and compassion for persons, especially the weak, vulnerable and less-privileged, adding that his message to everyone at this period is to put a smile on the face of persons, who may not necessarily be able to pay them back.
He said, “Christmas is a season that explains the depth of God’s love for mankind and exemplary sacrifice that we should emulate in our relationship with our neighbours irrespective of status and creed. This season is another opportunity to increase our acts of kindness and touch the less privileged in our society.
“Therefore, this Christmas means so much more than just mere merriment. It is a veritable avenue to extend love to the less-privileged who are disadvantaged in several ways. In this special season therefore, I urge you all to spread love and be our brother’s keeper. Let us reach out to those who struggle to provide for their families. Let us put smiles on the faces of the weak and vulnerable. This is the real essence of Christmas.”
Hon. Ananyi Shadrach said that the last twelve months brought about different challenging situations which combined to make both residents and the State stronger, just as he expressed optimism that kogi State will get even better in the New Year.
“Our hope is based on our unshaken faith in the grace of God, the solid foundation which we have laid in terms of infrastructure development and renewal, as well as the policies and programmes which we have put in place to positively impact on the social and economic well-being of our people,” Ananyi shadrach said.
Speaking further, Hon. Engr. Ananyi Shadrach while commending residents for the peaceful atmosphere the State has enjoyed over the years, urged them to emulate Jesus Christ and embrace peace and continue to pray for continued peace in the State.
“We shall continue to pray for continued peace in kogi that his Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello but, we shall continue to pray for increased prosperity of our people; we shall not relent in our prayers for kogi state to continue in its path of accelerated and unprecedented growth; and we shall look forward to more of your prayers, now, in the New Year and beyond.
“Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello government appreciates the spirit of tolerance and cooperation which has provided the enabling environment for growth and development in kogi State.
We will continue to promote healthy community relations with economic opportunities and empowerment prospects for all,” he said.
Hon Engr. Ananyi shadrach, while wishing Kogite a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2022 in advance, urged them to continue to support Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello’s administration, assuring that the New Year will witness greater all round development across the State including completion of several landmark projects expected to change the face of kogite forever.